Sunday, March 9, 2014
Almighty God, we kneel before you in humble prayer: hear us, we pray.
We have sinned through our actions and our failure to act: forgive us, we pray.
We have nurtured a garden of weeds in our hearts and gathered bouquets of resentment to our breasts: forgive us, we pray.
Help us to turn away from the shoals of sin and helplessness and be guided by the light of your truth, O God. Help us rededicate ourselves to compassion, justice, and love, O Lord of All Faithfulness. Watch over us and strengthen us when we stumble, and uplift us in times of trial, pain, or suffering. Send your angels of mercy to extend your blessing over those we now name.