Forgive us, O Lord, for the sin that affects our home life:  for the moodiness and irritability that make us hard to live with; for the insensitivity that makes us careless of the feelings of others, for the selfishness that makes life harder for others.

Forgive us, O Lord, for everything that spoils our witness for you; when we deny with our lives what we say with our lips; when we do not stand for what is right and allow others to suffer; when we don’t forgive; for any example that makes it easier for people to criticize your church.

Forgive us for the sins that we know, and the sins that we do not recognize. Grant that at the foot of the cross we may find our burdens rolled away. And strengthen us by your Spirit so that in the days to come we may live more nearly as we ought.

Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.