Almighty Father, we beseech thee to look mercifully upon us who are about to commemorate the death of thy Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Grant that our whole hope and confidence may be in his merits and thy mercy. Pardon our sins; accept our imperfect repentance; and make this commemoration available to the confirmation of our faith, the establishment of our hope, and the enlargement of our love; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.