|From the Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris.|
Lord Christ, You open your arms wide for us on the cross: may we run to your embrace and walk in righteousness beside each other. May the words of our mouths and meditations of our hearts be always pleasing to You, O Holy One, and help us grow in grace and wisdom. May we be steadfast in opposing evil, resolute in rejecting oppression, and hopeful in working for the common good. Gift us with the presence of your healing Spirit, O God, that we may be cleansed of all our sins and healed of all our infirmities in body, mind, and spirit.