Luke 22:31-38 (NRSV)
'Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.'
Jesus, lover of our souls, we suffer Satan's sifting as we wait for you to come again.
Thank you for being our Great High Priest and intercessor at the Father's right hand.
Wherever you have each of us this Sunday - at an altar, in a pulpit, in the pews, in hospital or at home - pray for us and give us faith, repentance and strength by the Holy Spirit, so that we may strengthen your brothers and sisters around us.
We pray this in your Name. Amen.