A Collect of Thanks for Christ’s Message of Forgiveness

Suffering Messiah, who was willing to endure brutal treatment for our sake, thank you for sending out your message of forgiveness and repentance, that we who are far removed from your suffering and resurrection in time and space might yet still hear and receive and turn to you for this great gift of love, through you who rose and ascended to the Father in the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘And he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins is to be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.’ – Luke 24:46-47