From Psalm 130

O Lord, we cry to you
from the depths of our being:
let your ears be open
as we plead for mercy.
If you kept a record of our sins
none of us could stand before you;
but you alone can forgive us,
therefore we come to you in awe.
Lord, we wait for you,
and in your promise we put our hope;
through Jesus Christ our saviour. Amen.