Risen Lord Jesus,
as the rising sun scatters the darkness,
let fear and the memory of failure be scattered from our souls
that we may live in the glorious freedom of the children of God

We raise up into your resurrection light all who are excluded from fullness of life
by poverty, unemployment or stigma
by injustice, criminality or neglect
by homelessness, landlessness or war

Risen Lord Jesus,
let us be baptised by your resurrection light.
May we trust in you above all else,
hope in you above all else,
seek you in all things,
find you in every place,
meet you among all people,
know you through everything,
and love you
beyond, beyond, beyond all telling.
We pray in your name, living Lord.
Amen.

(Source: Christian Aid)