O Lord our God, you walk in our midst as you walked in the garden of Eden in the cool of the evening. Have mercy on us who fail to see and know you now as Mary failed to know you in the garden beside the tomb. Awaken our faith to see you and our love to serve you with rejoicing, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Prayer taken from Magnificat—Morning Prayer, Tuesday within the Octave of Easter, April 19, 2022.