God, we thank you for your forgiveness. When we were your enemies, far away, and dead in our trespasses and sin, you freely gave the grace and mercy we needed to reconcile with you through the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. We cannot buy it, we cannot earn it, and we certainly do not deserve it, but you are not willing that any perish, so you made a way. Help those who have never received that sacrifice and forgiveness to seek you, and help the rest of us who know and have received your gift to live like it matters. In Jesus’ name, amen.