Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God.
who brings strength in weakness;
Tear away our cloak of sins
wrapped so tightly around us,
Surround us with other believers,
so that, together with them,
we take joy in you.
In the name of the One
who brought you glory, Jesus.