A Collect for Embracing our Wounds

Lord of glory, who was before us and leads us in paths of righteousness, show us how to carry our wounds, as you carry yours, that they would not be a hindrance or a limitation to our glorification, but would be integrated into our redemption, signs of the journey we are making toward holiness, through you who was raised to the side of the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.’ – John 20:20