O God, on this day
Of your Son’s humiliation, we bless you.
Look from Calvary upon this meal [this fast]
and bless us with life.
May we see Christ in the despised
and rejected of the earth,
and carry their sorrows as he has carried ours,
that all griefs may be shared
and your wondrous life restored;
through Christ our Lord.
From Share Your Bread, copyright ©2000 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.