A Prayer Prompted by John 19

Father in heaven,

You have glorified the name of Jesus now and forever by sending him to die on the cross.

In Christ you fulfilled your perfect plan, which was the plan for our redemption. There is no greater love.

Help us to never look lightly on the cross of Jesus Christ.  And help us to live for you.

Teach us to do what is right, even when we face the most difficult moral dilemmas, choosing you over self-interest and even over human authority every time.

And help us to love one another through great self-sacrifice, even as Christ loves us.

In Christ,
Amen