Sunday, February 18, 2018
Prayer 1849: First Sunday in Lent
we remember your covenant with us,
Your steadfast love and call to repentance,
and we gather to worship You in humility.
The number of our offenses
and their rapacious effects on others grieve us,
yet You are the God of Mercy,
ever teaching us the loving paths to follow,
sending us Your Son to shepherd and heal us.
Through your abundant grace, O Dayspring of Truth,
wash us clean,
and pour out your goodness and integrity
into our shattered, war-torn hearts.
By the power of the Holy Spirit,
may your wisdom dawn over us,
your compassion envelop us,
that we may testify to your greatness
in all we do, O Holy One.
Strengthen us in hope, O God,
and shield and comfort all who seek You,
especially those whose needs we bring before You as we pray.