Hebrews 5

Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of your son, the perfect High Priest,
both like and different from human high priests.

You called and sent Jesus.
He understands our human frailties.
He gave his life a perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world,
although unlike human high priests he committed no sin.

We are grateful because Jesus offers up prayer and supplications with passion to you,
Father, who alone can save us from death.

We acknowledge that it is difficult for us to learn obedience through suffering,
but Jesus did,
and through perfection became the perfect source of salvation
to all who obey him.

May we, through the example of Jesus,
learn to distinguish good from evil.

We offer our prayer through him who provides access to the Father.

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