Gracious Heavenly Father,

We bow our heads in shame,

Shame because we so poorly represent your name.

Yet you call us to lift our eyes and see,

See the Cross of Calvary.

There is no sin too wicked

Nor word too flippant

For the blood of Jesus to cover.

As we return out gaze to this cross

We confess that our efforts are all for loss

When we do them by our own.

You call us to the victory shown

By the Risen Savior virgin born.

May we always look to him

Remind us of your power to heal,

And mend our broken hearts.

We live to praise your name,

So we pray for power to remain

In loving words and actions glorifying your name.

We live by your strength

And for your glory.

Amen.

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