A Collect Asking for Cleansing and Purity

Holy Father, whose nature is pure and good and true, give us hearts that desire that same purity and holiness, that we would confess our sins to you and to one another, bringing out those things that contaminate our hearts and allowing what is left to be made clean, through Jesus Christ our Lord who came to us and will come again in your timing with the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘Then the people of Jerusalem and all Judea were going out to him, and all the region along the Jordan, and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.’ – Matthew 3:5-6