God our Father, you want us to become new creatures in Christ. We pray to you.
Lord, you promise us new heavens and a new earth. Renew our hope.
You have freed us from our slavery by giving us your only Son; you open for us the way of freedom.
Enable us to listen to your Word and to welcome it with hearts filled with love.
We were dead and you brought us to life through the Spirit; we were sinners and you continually restore us to purity of heart.
Living God, you bury our past in the heart of Christ and are going to take care of our future.