The word is very near to you, it is on your lips and in your heart. The word, that is, of the faith we proclaim. If your lips confess that Jesus is Lord, and if you believe in your heart that God raised him from the Lord, then you will be saved. By believing from your heart, you are made righteous: by confessing with your lips you are saved.
The Lord is the earth and its fulness, the world and all its people. It is He who set it on the seas, on the waters He made it firm.
Lord Our God, in the resurrection of Christ, you create us anew for eternal life. Grant your people firmness in faith and constancy in hope: Let us never doubt that you will fulfil, what we know you have promised. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit. One God for ever and ever.
All powerful, ever loving God. Keep the mystery of Easter alive in us always, you gave us a new birth in Holy baptism, give us grace to bear much fruit, and bring us to the joys of eternal life. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you for ever, Amen.
Let us pray to Christ, our life, and our resurrection. Son of the living God, protect your people. We pray for your Catholic Church: may she reveal among the nations your kingdom of justice and holiness. Son of the living God, protect your people. We pray for the sick, the sorrowful, captives and exiles: Show them your power and compassion. Son of the living God, protect your people. We pray to those who have lost you in the maze of life. Let them know once more the joy of coming home. Son of living God, protect your people. We pray for all the living, and for those who have left this world in the hope of the resurrection. Son of living God, protect your people.
Our soul is waiting for the Lord, the Lord is our help and our shield. In him do our hearts find joy, we trust in His holy name. May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.