Dear Jesus, you lifted the burden of our sin from our shoulders through your redeeming work on the cross. Quicken our steps, now as we seek to do your will. Strengthen our bodies and minds to carry through. You hold our souls in sacred protection. You stand at the end of the race which you ordained for us to run. Allow us one final sprint to your glory. I ask in your precious name and powerful authority, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)