An Easter Collect

Lord of life, who holds the keys to death and Hades, may we see Jesus, raised from the dead and waiting to receive us, and so receive the gift of undying life that he offers and so be alive to you and to one another in Christ, through him who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive, one God, now and forever. Amen.

‘But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.”‘ – Mark 16:6-7