We prepare ourselves to contemplate the Risen Lord. The first words of the Risen One are “Peace be with you.” He has overcome death and invites us to live His Joy. Let us accompany the Lord and share with Him the joy of the Resurrection so that it will be our joy.
Lord: Gazing on your victory, I have come to believe that a more human and more peaceful world is possible. I am aware that you invite me to collaborate with you in its construction. I dare to accept this challenge because I depend on You, and because, in spite of the difficulties I foresee, I know I will succeed because I know that You have already triumphed.
May your Joy be my strength. May the New Life that is born from your Resurrection be the renewing impulse that this world needs, so that peace and harmony may reign among all people.
Do not permit me to not help you. Do not let me draw away from this project and help me that the desires of my heart unite in You and in your mission more each day."