Saving God, your Son Jesus Christ was arrested
and put on trial though he had done no wrong.
We pray for all in our world who are unjustly imprisoned,
all who are persecuted or tortured for what they believe.
As we journey through Lent,
help us to be grateful for the freedom we enjoy.
Give us courage to speak for those who have no voice
and to work for that day when all will be able to enjoy the glorious liberty of the children of God. Amen.
May God, who longs for us to know his love and reveal his glory in our lives,
bless you and fill you with his peace. Amen.