Petition for Forgiveness


By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace,

Oh Lord, to be like you—strong and wise and patience and peace loving.

Oh, to be a covenant keeper, dependable and steady, a pillar against the wind.

Oh, to offer mercy and grace and patience and love and truth to all who come near: hospitality in the desert; peace amidst confusion; security when uncertainty tears at the soul.

Oh Lord, to be like you; to be like you.

Remember us, Lord, but forget the sin that depletes our strength, leaves us foolish, makes us impatient, and creates dissension.

Remember us, Lord, but forgive our transgressions.

Remember us, Lord, but wipe away our iniquity that leaves us judgmental and arrogant and at odds with all things good and true. 

Remember us, Lord, lest we forget ourselves. In the power of your Holy Spirit grant us a new day and the strength to live it in a new way following the example of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Petition for Forgiveness

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