Our heavenly Father sent His Son into the world,
not to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved,
that all who believe in Him
might be delivered from the power of sin and death
and become heirs with Him of eternal life.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way,
And the Lord has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.
Christ the Lord became obedient unto death,
even death on a cross…
our heavenly Father,
we have sinned
in thought, in word and deed;
we have not loved you with our whole heart;
we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves.
We pray You of your mercy,
forgive us all that is past,
and grant that we may serve You
in newness of life
to the glory of Your Name.