Mercy, Lord, for we have sinned.
Listen to our pleading. Mercy, Lord,
for we have sinned. Answer now our prayer.
For our sins and weakness, for our coward deeds,
for the pain inflicted, for our cruel actions,
for our lack of kindness, our ingratitude,
all the good undone: pardon us, O Lord.
For our careless dealings, for our lukewarm hearts,
our indifferent feelings to this world’s affliction,
for the poor neglected, though they are in need,
for our selfish moves: pardon us, O Lord.