God of Infinite Mercy, may the cross of Christ Jesus never be empty of its power. Help us remember to always proclaim the message of the cross to a world that is lost and dying. Help us to proclaim Christ crucified, the power of God, and the wisdom of God, to those who are perishing in their sin. We praise You forever, Lord Jesus, for You are our righteousness, our holiness, and our redemption. Amen.