The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

A prayer:

Lord, bless your Church and keep her holy, set apart from the world for your service. Let her see the light of your face and the grace of your presence, knowing the peace that was brought through Jesus’ death.

There is no one who can turn the shame of execution on a cross into the glory of heaven. There is none besides you who can turn death back to life. Keep us always in the humility and faithfulness of your service until we united can say “the Church is the Body and Christ is the Head.”


Ethan Kirl