Brothers and sisters, as we enter into this great period of prayer, fasting and alms giving, let us remember to forgive one another’s transgressions.
Let me ask for forgiveness of my misdeeds towards you, that we may be reconciled in our Lord, Christ. Forgive me if I have offended you.
Glory to God in the highest!
‘Master, Teacher of wisdom,
Bestower of virtue,
You teach the thoughtless and protect the poor:
Strengthen and enlighten my heart.
Word of the Father,
Let me not restrain my mouth from crying to you:
Have mercy on me, a transgressor,
O merciful Lord!’
Christ is in our midst!