Lord, we appreciate the numerous time you have forgiven us for sins even when we’ve done the same things multiple times. You have renewed us when we knew right from wrong and shamelessly chose evil. We are grateful for your son Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. Help us to have mercy on others in our lives. Reveal how we can step in the gap for strangers that are looking for mercy and forgiveness when none has been offered to them. All these things we ask in your son Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.