A Collect to Admit the Evil in Our Hearts

Holy Spirit, who dwells within us and knows the deep places of our hearts, grant that we should be willing to admit to ourselves and to you the evil intentions within us, that we might offer them to you and with your help purify our souls of all that defiles, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Father Almighty reign over heaven and earth and in the souls of all who are willing to enter your kingdom. Amen. ‘For out of the heart come evil intentions, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person.’ – Matthew 15:19-20