Lord, the thief comes only to kill, steal and destroy, but you came to give abundant life.You alone were given the authority to take up your life in resurrection. You alone defeated death. There is no greater love. Remind us of the joy of your salvation. Renew our spirits with your unspeakable love that we may return to our first love in you, Jesus, the Christ. I pray in your precious name above all names, according to the good and perfect will of the Father. Amen.

“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:10 ESV)