O Lord Jesus Christ forgive us for the time when we have
forgotten your Risen Presence forever with us.
Forgive us for times when we failed in some task,
because we did not ask Your help.
Forgive us for times when we fell to some temptation
because we tried to meet it by ourselves.
Forgive us for times when we were afraid, because we
thought that we were alone in the dark.
Forgive us for times when we were driven to despair,
because we were trying to fight the battle in our own
Forgive us for times when we said and did things which
now we are ashamed to remember that You did hear and
Forgive us for times when death seemed very terrible,
and the loss of loved ones beyond all bearing, because
we forgot that You have conquered death.
Make us hear again your words: “Lo, I am with you
always, even to the close of the age,” and in that
promise grant us to find courage and strength to meet
all things undismayed.
This we ask for your name’s sake,
Adapted from Everyday Prayers
by William Barclay