Have mercy on me. O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions and my sin is ever before me. Psalm 51:1-3
Holy God you give us life and love and you have come to us in Christ to set us free.
We are often full of mistrust and rejection. We find it hard to admit what we do wrong and often hard to forgive others.
Cleanse us from all that we have done wrong so that we may be the people you want us to be, living our lives in the Spirit of love, joy , peace, patience, goodness faithfulness gentleness and self-control.
From CH4 CCL No 22874 Hymn 501 verses 2 & 3
Take the time to call my name,
take the time to mend
who I am and what I’ve been
all I’ve failed to tend
Take the tiredness of my days
take my past regret,
letting your forgiveness touch
all I can’t forget.