Reconcile today Lord Jesus,
all things and me to your Father in the power of the Holy Spirit
whom you have sent to renew us in freedom and joy
through the mystery of your resurrection from the dead.
In the words of St. Patrick, hear my Easter prayer:
“Christ, as a light, illumine and guide me.
Christ as a shield, overshadow and cover me.
Christ, be ever over me.
Christ be under me.
Christ be beside me, on left hand and right.
Christ, this day be within and without me.
Christ, the lowly and the meek.
Christ the all-powerful.
Be in the heart of each to whom I speak.
In the mouth of each who speaks to me,
in all who draw near to me, or hear me, or see me.”
(With thanks to Martin Jacques)