"May I follow your example."
Father of mercies,
you have given me
an example of unselfish love
in the sufferings of your only Son.
Through my service of you and my neighbor
may I receive your countless blessings.
believe that by his dying
Christ destroyed death for ever.
May he give me everlasting life.
humbled himself for my sake.
May I follow his example
and share in his resurrection.
your blessing be upon me,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
to first person from the
Solemn Blessing, Passion Sunday