Father, we give honor and praise to your holy Name. Help us, Lord to throw throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Enable us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. As we consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, let us not grow weary and lose heart. Amen.
Hebrews 12 NIV