Morning Collect

God, you are our beginning and you will be our end; we are made in your image and likeness. We praise and thank you for this day. This is the day on which you created light and saw that it was good. This is the day in whose early morning light we discovered the tomb was empty, and encountered Christ, the world's true light. This is the day you have made; we shall rejoice and be glad in it.
(A New Zealand Prayer Book, 106)