O God, for every sin and short coming that we have confessed, you have forgiven us.
Are we more forgiving?
Day by day you wait. You wait for us to give ourselves to you. You wait for us to let you be God in our lives.
Are we more patient?
You hear our excuses. You listen to our reasons for wanting to control our own lives and choose our direction.
Are we more understanding?
You are with us every moment of everyday. We do not take a step without your notice or concern.
Are we more caring?
When our steps lead us in the wrong direction, you find us. When we fall you, you pick us up. When we hurt, you hold us close.
Are we more compassionate?
You came to us to show us your love for us. Living, teaching, healing, loving you died that we would know you and your love.
Are we more loving?
Teach us how to love each other
Lift us to your joy divine.
May we grow in love, live in love and give love to you and one another
Nothing more, nothing less, nothing else.