When you wake up in the morning during Easter, rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ!
Waking-up in the morning during the Easter season can have a special symbolism and depth to it. Instead of rolling out of bed and dreading the day, it can be a holy time of prayer, basking in the glow of the resurrection.
Dom Prosper Gueranger explains how we can do this in his Liturgical Year.
During Paschal Time, the Christian on waking in the morning will unite himself with the Church, who in her office of Matins says to us these solemn words, which choirs of religious men and women throughout the universe have been chanting during the deep silence of the night.
The Lord has truly risen, Alleluia!
After saying this brief prayer upon waking, a short time of meditation can be made upon the resurrection of Jesus.
[The Christian] will profoundly adore the Son of God, rising from the Tomb and surrounded with the dazzling rays of his grand triumph. He will hail him with delighted joy, as being the divine Son of Justice, who rises on the world, that he may rescue it from the darkness of sin and illumine it with the light of grace. It is with these ideas deeply impressed upon his mind, that he must perform his first acts of religion both interior and exterior, wherewith he begins the day.
Throughout the Easter season, try to take advantage of the symbolism of waking up at dawn and recalling to mind the beauty and glory of Jesus’ resurrection,