A Collect in Guilt

Merciful God, who knows our broken souls, forgive us for the times we have betrayed you through sin and neglect, and show us your invitation to mend our broken relationship, that we might not flog or harm ourselves in guilt but return to you in contrition and find you willing to love us always, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who became sin who knew no sin and sat down at the right hand of the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘ After saying this Jesus was troubled in spirit, and declared, “Very truly, I tell you, one of you will betray me.”‘ – John 13:21