Almighty and merciful God, we have sinned and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.
We have lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind. We have broken your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.
O Lord, have mercy upon us. Spare those who confess their faults. Restore those who repent, according to your promises declared in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
And grant, O merciful God, for his sake, that we may live holy, just, and humble lives to the glory of your holy name.