Merciful One, we unite as a congregation because You have made us into one spiritual body through Your saving gospel. We praise You for descending to the earth, taking on the form of a human, willingly enduring the cross, bearing the punishment of our sins, sacrificing Your life in place of ours, and granting us salvation. Thank You that You have mercifully called us out of the world, anointed us by Your Spirit, granted us faith, and blessed us with eternal life. Jesus, we will praise You for all eternity. Thank You for Your mercy. Amen.