today is the day of Easter joy!
This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose hope and opened their eyes to what the scriptures foretold: that first he must die, and then he would rise and ascend into his Father's glorious presence. May the risen Lord breathe on our minds and open our eyes that we may know him in the breaking of bread, and follow him in his risen life. Grant this through Christ our Lord.
MAY THE LORD GRANT YOU AN EASTER FILLED WITH JOY AND HOPE!
(alternative prayer from Morning Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours)