Sunday, February 22, 2015
Lord, God, we raise our thanks to heaven as we enter your sanctuary in answer to your call of love and hope.
We repent of the time we have failed to follow your commandments, of the times we have failed others and ourselves.
In your tender mercy, we ask that you receive our remorse for all our sins, and dedicate ourselves to the path of life in You. Blessed Jesus, lead us out of our stumbling in the darkness by the light of your truth.
May we be reflections of your light, Lord Christ. May the overflowing of your love in us inspire us to works of kindness and mercy in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Accept the offered prayers of your people, O Holy One, and pour the oil of your blessing over those we now name.