An Easter Collect

Lord of Life, who opened for us the gate to everlasting life, grant that we who celebrate the resurrection of your beloved Son Jesus Christ might be raised from the death of sin and live for you in holiness and love until we are called home to be in your presence, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”‘ – Luke 24:1-5