O Lord Jesus Christ,
you sent your holy apostles
to preach among all nations
repentance and forgiveness of sins in your name.
Grant that through your ambassadors
the erring may be brought to repentance
and the penitent established in your true faith;
through your mercy, O our God,
you are blessed, and live, and govern all things,
now and forever.
“you sent your holy apostles” is a reference to John 20:21
“repentance and forgiveness of sins in your name” is a reference to Luke 24:47