Almighty God, graciously behold this Your family for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and delivered into the hands of sinful men to suffer death upon the cross; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

For those who do not know Christ as the merciful God turned toward us poor sinners, that the Holy Spirit would turn them to the cross of Christ

For those who serve us, especially fire fighters and police officers, that the God of all mercy would keep them safe as they keep us safe

For all those who are struggling in their walk of faith, that they may be set upon the narrow way by the Spirit of God through the preaching of the Word
Art: Medieval Crucifixes, Upsala Cathedral