A Lenten Collect to Trust in God’s Mercy

Heavenly Father, judge of all people, give us repentant hearts that we would not trust in our supposed goodness but lean on your mercy and the compassion you offer to we who recognize our sin the evil we bear within us and come to you for forgiveness, through Jesus Christ, the mediator between us and you through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Amen. ‘He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners than all other Galileans? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did.”‘ – Luke 13:2-3