A Collect to Recognize and Confess our Need

Lord of heaven, whose power is greater than we can fathom and whose mercy is of equal strength, help us to recognize our need and be willing to confess it to you, that we would not let pride stop us from reaching out to you and acknowledging our weakness, knowing that you alone are able to forgive and heal, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen. “But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’” – Luke 18:13