We want to be perfect from the start, but you, O Lord, work in us to make us perfect in the end.
We open our hearts that you may have free rein and that your Spirit may work at will.
We deliver up our lives into your hands, so that you may create in us the image of Jesus.
Fulfill your will in us, forgive our stumbles and errors and sins, harden us for the fight ahead, stiffen our spines against the Evil One, keep our sights set upon the message of the gospel.
Renew us today, O God, that our love might be like the day we obeyed the truth.