Lord,

Today we remember.

We remember Your love in Jesus Christ who came to reconcile the world to You.

We remember Your forgiveness when we fail, turn from You or act in self-centered ways.

We remember the hope You give when there seems no way forward.

We remember Whose we are when we wonder whether we matter to anyone.

We remember that nothing in life or death can separate us from Your love in Jesus Christ.

Yes, today we remember. Not simply to be thankful for what You have done in the past. But to claim it for the future.

Amen.