God of all mercy,
your Son brought good news to the despairing,
freedom to the oppressed
and joy to the sad;
fill us with your Spirit,
that the people of our day may see in us his likeness
and glorify your name.
Our Father in heaven,
the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.
grant to us this day and every day
such readiness and delight in following Christ,
that whether our lives are short or long
we shall have lived abundantly.
May Christ the Son of God, gladden our hearts
with the good news of God’s Kingdom.