Most loving God,
you so loved the world
as to give your beloved Son
that we might live.
As we have followed his path of suffering
even to death, death upon a cross,
may we feel in our hearts
the victory of his resurrection
and the gentle power of your Spirit.
May we find new energies
to serve our suffering neighbour,
and to work for your glory.
May your kingdom come!
May your will be done on earth
so that in heaven
we may all rejoice
together in your presence.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.