Our God and Father,
your mercies are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness!
We confess our daily need of your grace.
Our sin clings so closely that we can hardly do anything from a pure heart.
We need your Holy Spirit to sanctify us by your Word and keep us from temptation and evil.
Grant us the assurance that we are no longer slaves to sin,
but in Christ we are new creations.
Lord, have mercy upon us,
for the sake of your dear Son,
our Saviour Jesus Christ.