Our Father in Heaven,
You sent your only Son to earth,
to stretch out arms of love on the cross
and receive the sins of the whole world.
He took upon himself our suffering.
Now anyone who wills can come
within reach of your saving embrace.
Hope and faith and life
can now be had by all.
So clothe us in your Holy Spirit,
so that we your humble servants,
reaching forth our hands in love
and sharing words of compassion and truth,
may bring those who do not know you
into your Kingdom of light and love.
Be glorified in us
as you glorify your name
in Christ. Amen.