Father in Heaven, Your Easter Grace is upon us, giving us impressions of beginning new goals and a fresh sense of hope. We thank you for the gift of the days you have entrusted to us. Though we cling to our own expectations, teach us to be good stewards of our time ahead. Focus our eyes on the needs of others and help us to respond with compassion to those in need. Open our hearts to the suffering world and help us to find a deeper joy that can only be found in You. We ask this through Christ your Son. Amen!