Morning Prayer

O God, we give you thanks and praise for giving your Son Jesus Christ, who though he committed no sin, willingly endured pain and suffering on the cross for the sins of the world, so that our sins are forgiven and that we might have life eternal as your children. Like a loving shepherd Jesus brought us into your fold for safety and for the sake of your righteousness. In this same love may we reach out this day to share your love with others so they too may know your love and forgiveness and enjoy a loving relationship with You. In the holy name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.