Loving and gracious God You gave us your Son, Jesus Christ. He gave of Himself, not only on the cross, but in every moment of His life. He saw the hungry; He fed them. He saw the lame; He cured them. He saw the sick; He healed them. He saw the discouraged; He encouraged them. He saw the dying; He gave them new life. He gave. In this way, He taught us to give. Loving and gracious God Open our hearts to Your mission and ministry. Strengthen our resolve to be like Your Son, Jesus Christ, To give of ourselves in every moment of our lives.