Lord, You are the very source of our faith and the One who brings it to ultimate perfection. You made this possible by suffering an unjust death and allowing Yourself to be shamed on the cross. You left the comfort of heaven so that You could be the very example of suffering and perseverance for us. As we face life’s challenges and adversities, help us to learn from You and focus on what You did for us. Teach us to run life’s appointed course for us with patient endurance. Amen.