Lord, our sins bring us unhappiness.
Hear our prayer for courage and strength.
May the coming of your Son bring us the joy of salvation.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
God of salvation, you promise us strength and courage in our lives if only I ask.
You forgive me and touch me with your enduring love.
My past life does not matter.
You have forgiven me and you love me with such tenderness.
As I ponder the blessings of the days ahead, and am so grateful for your forgiveness, I ask to feel the jubilation and song break out in my life today.
May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.