Lent calendar prayer and reflection for 1 April - Easter Sunday

Marian with friends smiling in Zimbabwe - CAFOD in Lent

Today on Easter Sunday we rejoice with our sisters and brothers in Zimbabwe

Bless the Lord, my soul! Lord God, how great you are.

Psalm 103: 1-2, 5-6, 10, 12-14, 24, 35. R. Cf. v.30

Like a winter garden bursting into bloom, so Christ’s radiant light and love fills the earth.

Today’s psalm inspires us to see how Jesus liberates all of creation. Birds sing in the trees, rivers gush with flowing water, and people dance with gladness.

Beauty, 29, dances for joy in Zimbabwe. She used to spend five hours every day walking for water. Now, there is water in her village thanks to a new well.

“When I came here the first time, I was very happy,” she says, as pure water flows freely from the tap. “I even ululated, because I was happy that my problem had been solved. I was so happy that water was now near.”

Today let us rejoice with Beauty and all our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Christ our Redeemer is risen. Alleluia!

Prayer for Easter Sunday

Risen Christ, as we celebrate your glorious Resurrection, let our hearts sing for gladness of your unending love. Amen.


Thank you for bringing hope to our sisters and brothers around the world this Lent. Watch Beauty’s video below and download our Easter prayers.

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