Old Testament: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 or Exodus 32:7-14
Psalter: Psalm 14 or Psalm 51:1-10
Epistle: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel: Luke 15:1-10
Persistently forgiving God, we are a stiff-necked and stubborn people who try your patience; yet, instead of giving us up for lost, you seek us out until we return to you. Break our willfulness and bring us back from our wanderings; bend our pride and create in us pure and faithful hearts, which rejoice in your forgiveness made known through Jesus Christ. Amen.
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