O God our Father, help us to a deeper trust in the life everlasting. May we feel that this love which is now, will be forever. This robe of flesh is Your gift to Your child and when it is worn out, You will clothe him again. This work of life is the work You have given us to do, and when it is done, You will give us more. This love that makes all our life so glad flows from you, for You are Love and we shall love forever. Help us to feel how, day by day, we see some dim shadow of the eternal day that will break upon us at the last. May the Gospel of Your Son and the whisper of Your Spirit unite to make our faith in the life to come, strong and clear. Then shall we be glad when You shall call us and enter into your glory in Jesus Christ–Amen.