Prayer for Easter

O, Risen One, O, Sunlight of a darkened world,
Touch all men’s hearts this Easter morn,
Let there be born anew, in every corner
Of the earth, a love for You that will transcend
All human greed and selfishness and hate.
While ruling ones debate the pros and cons of war,
Instill within the breasts of common men
A love for You and for each other
That will constitute a guiding star
By which the world may chart its course,
A star marking the spot where peace
And brotherhood and freedom are!