Almighty and most merciful Father,
we are thankful that your mercy is
higher than the heavens,
wider than our wanderings,
deeper than all our sin.
Forgive us for
our frivolous attitude towards life,
our callousness towards suffering,
our envy of those who have more than we have,
our obsession with creating a life of constant pleasure,
our indifference to the treasures of heaven,
our neglect of your wise and gracious law.
Help us change our way of life so that we may
desire what is good,
love what you love,
and do what you command.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen