"O Lord God, who inhabits eternity, we are your people through the gift of your Son. Forgive us for taking for granted the days and years you freely give us. We confess our desires to be masters of our lives. We lose sight of your promises. We doubt your goodness, and we forget your sovereign love. Subdue in us the love of sin. Fill us with solemn joy in you. We come with no worthiness of our own, but we stand in the righteousness of Jesus our Lord. Amen."