Easter Sunday: The Light of Life

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 believe that Jesus will share the light of his life with me.


Jesus, the Lord of Life, has given himself to you in the Eucharist. He is gazing upon you, his beloved child, with great love at this very moment. Pause for a few moments and allow yourself to rest in his loving gaze. Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Jesus, help me believe that you will draw me into your abundant light.

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.

“Brothers and sisters: If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God . . . For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1, 3–4)


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

What is it like to be raised with Christ? What are the blessings you experience through the Resurrection of Jesus? How is he inviting you to seek the things that are above: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control? How will these fruits of Christ’s Spirit enrich your life?

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.

“On the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning, while it was still dark, and saw the stone removed from the tomb.” (John 20:1)


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

Mary was driven by love to seek where she thought Jesus could be found. Her life had been transformed by her encounter with him. She was full of his light. Neither the darkness of the early morning nor the darkness of the empty tomb would overpower the light of love within her. How does Jesus want his light, his love, and his life to fill you to utter fullness, so that you may never be overtaken by darkness again?

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)


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 be full of his light of life.