Our ever merciful and compassionate God, forgive our forgetfulness of Your grace to us. We from time to time have demanded of others a standard that we have failed to meet ourselves. We have related to others in terms of measuring up to this standard rather than as fellow debtors to grace. We have forgotten the profundity of our need and thought of ourselves as worthy of Your favor, and so have demeaned others in thought, word and deed. O Lord, our Savior, show us again the depth and breadth of Your marvelous work on our behalf, that we may evermore, all the days of our lives, express an ever increasing understanding of Your gospel in our relationships to You and others, through the power of Your Spirit at work in us, in the name of Your blessed Son, Amen.