From Isaiah 64

Sovereign Lord,
we have continually sinned against you;
we have become unclean,
all our righteous acts
are like filthy rags;
we shrivel up like leaves,
and our sins sweep us away.
Yet, O Lord, you are our Father:
do not remember our sins for ever.
We are your people:
look upon us, we pray,
and forgive us;
through Jesus our redeemer. Amen.