A Collect to Lament Our Sin

O Spirit of truth, who knows the deep places of our hearts, help us to recognize our broken and sinful state and to lament the ruined places in our souls, that we would not justify ourselves and deny our wrongness, but would turn to you to be made whole and good, through Jesus Christ our savior, who in the power of the almighty Father made way for our redemption through you. Amen. ‘And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!”‘ – Isa. 6:5