Lord, we turn to you for mercy

Lord, we turn to you for mercy:
may our prayerful words express
something of our heartfelt sorrow
for the sins we now confess.

2   We have trusted far too often
in our human strength and skill;
we have proudly disregarded
what we know to be your will.

3   Yet by your immense compassion
you invite, accept, restore,
leading us to greater wholeness
than we ever knew before.

4   Your forgiveness lifts our burdens,
setting heart and spirit free
to fulfil our true potential,
all that we were meant to be.

5   For you teach a way of wisdom
we may clearly understand:
walking with the God of mercy
step by step, and hand in hand.




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