Theme: God, Be Merciful To Me, A Sinner

Luke 18:9-14
Isaiah 59:12-20
2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:2
Psalm 51a

738 – In Hopelessness and Near Despair
396 – In Adam We Have All Been One
376 – Jesus, Your Blood and Righteousness
401 – Your Works, Not Mine, O Christ
303 – With Broken Heart and Contrite Sigh

Prayer of the Day: Almighty and merciful God, you never despise what you have made and always forgive those who turn to you. Create in us such new and contrite hearts that we may truly repent of our sins and obtain your full and gracious pardon; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Verse of the Day: Return to the Lord, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Joel 2:13 cf. RSV)