1    Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example,  

that you should follow in his steps.

2    He committed no sin, no guile was found on his lips,  

when he was reviled, he did not revile in turn.

3    When he suffered, he did not threaten,  

but he trusted himself to God who judges justly.

4    Christ himself bore our sins in his body on the tree,  

that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.

5    By his wounds, you have been healed,

    for you were straying like sheep,  

but have now returned

    to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

1 Peter 2.21b–25

Glory to the Father and to the Son

and to the Holy Spirit;

as it was in the beginning is now

and shall be for ever. Amen.

Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England, material from which is included here,
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