Our Father in heaven, we give You thanks for Your goodness. And, O God, we give you thanks for the forgiveness You have given us, because without it we are lost. In Your Son, Jesus Christ, O God, we have been found. You have sent out Your Gospel, You have sent out Your perfect law of liberty, and it has brought us to Your Son. We pray, O Father, let us look upon Him in truth. We pray, O Father, looking upon Him in Your word, bring that family resemblance upon us. As forgiven people, O God, make us forgiving people.
Father, all this in Your Son’s holy name we pray.