Jesus, You who have conquered death, be for us a force against the challenges of life. We are commanded to rejoice with those who rejoice and to weep with those who weep. We pray for those who are afflicted in every way that You would sustain them; for those who are perplexed, that You would give them hope; for those who are persecuted, that You would be present with them in a concrete way; for those who are struck down, that You would guard their lives. May Your life be manifested in us for the salvation of those who are in danger of the death that counts. Amen.