Our Holy Father and our God, we give You thanks for this day You have given us. We give You thanks for the life You have given us…not only this temporal life, O God, but the eternal life that is ours in Jesus Christ. We are thankful that You sent to us Your own Apostle, Jesus Christ, the messenger of the New Covenant, the perfect Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world, who purged our sin through His own sacrifice of Himself, our Ultimate Faithful and Merciful High Priest who ever intercedes for us, and our King, who rules over us and defends us.
We give You thanks, O God, for the gift of Holy Spirit, who proceeds from You and Your Son. We thank You for His continuing ministry in our lives, because we know that it is only by His work that we can in any way hold fast to our confession that Jesus Christ is Lord.