A Lenten Collect for Cleansed Hearts

Almighty God, who rules over all things in heaven and earth, refine our hearts and grant us minds that are set on what is good, that we might be saved from our sin and the corrupt and damaged hearts and made new in Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose name we ask, who was raised to new life and now reigns in glory forever with you and the Holy Spirit in heaven. Amen. ‘And baptism, which this prefigured, now saves you–not as a removal of dirt from the body, but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers made subject to him.’ – 1 Pet. 3:21-22