|We thought this clematis was dead, but she has roared back to life this spring.|
May resurrection be always in our hearts.
Holy One, we praise You with joyful hearts,
as the dawn comes singing into being
uplifted by your hand.
You have held us fast upon your breast, O God,
through the night which is past,
and we rise to serve You today.
Make us steadfast in faith,
a living testimony to your love and grace,
proclaiming your gospel with joy.
Make us forces for reconciliation and forgiveness
in the face of strife and turmoil,
and in the hearts of all who are troubled.
Send forth your healing love, Lord Jesus,
on all whose needs we lay at your feet.