forgive those things we have done which caused you sadness,
and those things we should have done
that would have brought you joy.
In both we have failed ourselves and you.
Bring us back this Lent to that place where our journey began
when we said that we would follow the way You first walked.
Lead us to the cross and meet us there,
Jesus our Lord, our life, our light, our love. Amen
A Lenten Prayer for Forgiveness