Merciful Father of us all,
through Isaiah the Prophet you promised
that "through our sins are like scarlet,
they shall be like snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool."
As we remember our sins and failings,
give us trusting and penitent hearts
in your unbroken promises of forgiveness.
By the precious blood of Jesus
shed on the hill of Golgotha,
wash us clean of all our offenses,
and make us your loving and obedient children,
now and forever.
This prayer is by Martha Carroll and can be found in Prayers of Christian Consolation.