R: Save us through your cross, O Lord.
Son of God, you healed the people of Israel when they looked upon the bronze serpent,
R: protect us this day from the deadly wound of sin.
Son of Man, just as Moses raised up the serpent in the desert, so you were lifted up on the cross in the sight of all the nations,
R: raise us up to share in the triumph of your cross.
Only-begotten Son of the Father, you were sent into the world so that those who believe in you might not perish,
R: grant unending life to all who long to see you face to face.
Beloved Son of the Father, you were not sent to judge the world but to save it,
R: grant faith to our brothers and sisters and bring them on the last day to the joy of heaven.
Eternal Son of the Father, you came to cast fire on the earth and you longed to see its flame kindled in the hearts of all men,
R: grant that through holiness of life we may come to share in the undying light of your glory.
O Christ, you endured the cross the save us,
R: Lord, through your cross bring us to the glory of your kingdom.
O Christ, you emptied yourself, taking the form of a servant and being made like us,
R: grant that your people may follow the example of your humility.
O Christ, you humbled yourself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross,
R: grant that your servants may imitate your obedience and willing acceptance of trials.
O Christ, you were raised up by the Father and given the name that is above all other names,
R: may your people, strengthened in the hope of a heavenly resurrection, persevere to the end.
O Christ, at your name every knee in heaven, on earth, and under the earth will bend in adoration,
R: pour out your love upon all people, that they may join together in proclaiming your glory.
O Christ, every tongue shall confess that you are Lord to the glory of God the Father,
R: welcome our brothers and sisters who have died into the unfailing joy of your kingdom.
Almighty God, whose Son our Savior Jesus Christ was lifted high upon the cross that he might draw the whole world to himself: Mercifully grant that we, who glory in the mystery of our redemption, may have grace to take up our cross and follow him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.
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