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.