Heavenly Father, please help us to see the shape of life as it was before Christ. Help us to recognise the marring and blighting of sin in the way we once lived. Lord, may we be glad to lose this life and find ourselves saved in the life of Christ. Please help our students see the beauty of following Christ and the peace and forgiveness that this brings. Help us to see sin for what it is, and deliver us from evil. May we cling to Christ, knowing that gaining him is the only way we can find true life and peace in the face of judgement. May our students value Christ and live with him as their champion day by day.