Almighty God, your Son our Savior suffered at human hands and endured the shame of the cross. Grant that we may walk in the way of his cross and find in it the way of life and peace. In Christ Jesus we look for the living redeemer of the world. Show us this day with whom you would have us share His love and mercy as we wait to celebrate his victory over death and the grave. Through Jesus Christ, our Savior we pray. Amen.