Like the crowds who followed Jesus, we seek him and ask him for forgiveness and healing.
Brought together by Christ our good shepherd, let us ask the Lord for pardon and guidance.
Gathered as church, we pray to our God who grants us forgiveness.
For the times we have not listened to and followed the Lord, we pray for forgiveness.
With faith and trust, we ask for forgiveness from our merciful God.
In the spirit of repentance for sins Saint John the Baptist preached, we make known our failures to our merciful God.
We pray to our kind and gracious God who offers us mercy.
We call on God for strength to live in the Spirit.