God, we give with a gesture of encouraging one another to love and good deeds. In hindsight, we know the devastation of this day. Yet, we also know that your full glory would be have been achieved without good Friday. We search within ourselves looking for places of death. We somberly offer the depth of our own emotional despair to you. We pray with a true heart in full assurance of faith as we place this offering before you. Amen.