God, our Saviour, what an honour to be counted among your children! Fill us with joy, knowing that nothing can separate us from your eternal and indestructible love. In this world we suffer, but not forever! There will be an end to what troubles us; end to sorrow; end, even, to death. Help us, Lord, to wait joyfully for the new world you promise us, where we will finally be like Jesus, our brother. Give us joy, knowing that victory is certain and that the celebration will be glorious. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, amen.