Almighty and eternal God! Merciful Father! Who has given to the human race Thy beloved Son as an example of humility, obedience and patience, to precede us on the Way of Life, bearing the cross: graciously grant that we, inflamed by His infinite love, may take upon us the sweet yoke of His Gospel and mortification of the cross, following Him as His true disciples, so that we may one day gloriously ride with Him and joyfully hear the final sentence: Come, ye blessed of My Father, and possess the kingdom which was prepared for you from the beginning. Where Thou reignest with the Son and the Holy Ghost, and where we hope to reign with Thee, world without end. Amen.