Holy God, we are mortals whose days are like flowersthat flourish, then whither, and die. Yet we act as if we're immortal and our treasures will keep us alive. Forgive us, your servants, for our failure to trust your mercy, your grace, and your love. Hear us this day as we confess before you those things that we have placed above you.
God of all mercy, so great is your steadfast love toward us. Give us the courage to follow you on this Lenten path and to walk in the light of your grace. Turn our hearts toward you and our feet to the path you have chosen that we may trust your abundance and follow your Son to the cross.