That we may grow in holiness, we ask God for forgiveness.
In scripture this week we continue to deepen our awareness of the mystery of Christ’s presence. To open ourselves further to Christ, we turn to God’s grace and mercy.
It is only through Jesus that we know God. We ask forgiveness for the times we have not heeded the Lord’s teaching and followed him.
With faith in God’s salvation, we ask for mercy.
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.