With faith in God’s forgiveness, we ask for God’s mercy.
On this day the Lord has made, we ask for the forgiveness of sins Christ promises us through him.
On this last Sunday before the season of Lent begins, we ask God to prepare our hearts.
We ask for mercy from our God who forgives us without limit.
We ask for forgiveness in this year of mercy from our merciful, forgiving God.
As this Lenten season of repentance and joy begins, we ask God to sustain us and show us mercy.
We ask for forgiveness from our God, as we offer forgiveness to those in our lives.
As we ponder the harder teaching of loving our enemies, we ask God to give us strength to respond to unkindness with love.