On this night, we gathered,
we waited and watched.
Our stories were woven together
with those of your saints of every time and every place.
On this night, earth met heaven.
On this night, humanity met divinity.
And your love, dear God, dawned anew,
stretching out for all your people.
We pray that your love is born again in our hearts,
our homes, our cities
and in all countries around the world.
With gratitude, we sing Alleluia!
May a new day dawn for us all. Alleluia indeed!
From Open Our Hearts: Daily Prayers for Lent and Holy Week, Ann Gerondelis Author, Wild Goose Press 2018