Gracious and eternal God,
in his search for a true philosophy,
you called your servant Justin
to the wisdom of your Word
and to willingness to suffer for his faith;
grant us to grow in our knowledge of you,
and give us courage to bear witness to the truth;
through Jesus Christ our Redeemer.
forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Saviour, you hung on the cross,
and declared God’s love to us,
you are forgiveness.
Beside you hung a thief,
beneath you waited Mary the forgiven,
and all around watched those many people
to whom you give new life and hope.
To us you give new life and hope.
Forgiven sinners become your body and your Church;
may the reconciliation we share
bring your gospel to all the world.