You, O Lord, are the giver of every good gift. Your love is the ground of our being. You call us to listen, to feast upon your word, and to follow in your way. You call us to trust you with everything we are and everything we have. Yet so often we deny you—by claiming we deserve what we have, by remaining silent in the face of injustice, by keeping busy so we do not have time to hear the cock crow.
For all the ways we have betrayed you, and ourselves, forgive us, O God.
One: Open wide the door of life, O God,
All: and give us courage to walk through.
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