Personal Encounter

Easter Sunday: Seeing and Believing

This Eucharistic Prayer Companion is designed to help you spend thirty minutes to an hour in meditation and silent prayer with Jesus during Eucharistic adoration. Even if you cannot be physically present in a church or adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, you can unite yourself spiritually to Jesus in the Eucharist as you spend this time in prayer.

THE GRACE I SEEK: to recognize the power of Christ’s Resurrection in my life


Pause for a few moments, and allow yourself to become aware of Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist. Realize that, at this very moment, the Lord of Life is gazing upon you with great love. Allow yourself to receive his loving gaze. You are his beloved child. Rest in his loving gaze.

Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Jesus, help me to see that you can bring life out of death and that you seek to make all things new by your Resurrection from the dead.

The Eucharist in a monstrance with a bright light behind it


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this passage.

“They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” (Acts 10:39b–41)


Allow yourself to reflect for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

How can you allow Jesus to put to death anything in your heart that prevents you from trusting God and his plan of love for your life? Ask Jesus to help you deepen your communion with God and become an even more effective witness to the transforming power of his Resurrection!

The inside of a rocky tomb that is empty


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Again, allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through this passage.

“When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.” (John 20:6–8)


How can you exercise the gift of faith in every area of your life, trusting completely in God’s plan for you? How is Jesus inviting you to leave the “tombs” of your past so that you can walk in greater freedom during this Easter Season?

Remain in silence with the Lord. Allow him to speak in the silence, in your heart. Receive his presence. If it helps, write down what you sense the Lord communicating to you during this time of prayer.


O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord’s Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect, Easter Sunday, Mass During the Day)


At every Mass, Jesus offers himself to the Father for us. We can always join our own offerings with Jesus at Mass. This Sunday, offer your desire to radiate the light of the Resurrection. Ask for a deepening of Christ’s grace so you can be his light for others.


During Easter, we are called to be instruments of new life for all our brothers and sisters, especially through choices of love and solidarity. May each of us leave the tombs of our doubts and fears so that we can help meet the spiritual and material needs of others, especially through our prayers, offerings, and acts of charity and accompaniment, which are powerful channels of grace for all hearts.

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