A Collect for Forgiveness (Shrove Tuesday )

Righteous Judge, whose eye has missed nothing, and who has recorded all our deeds, give us courage to reveal our sins to you and to one another, that we might not hide perpetually in fear, but find forgiveness, healing, and reconciliation, united in the love you have for each of us, through Jesus Christ our Lord, whose mercy is new every day. Amen. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.” – Psalm 51:1-2