Psalm 25 Renewed — Duncan Wilson, UK

First Sunday of Advent, Year C

Here we bring you our prayers, dear God,
because we know we can trust you,
and because you don’t keep on reminding us
about the things we do wrong.

Help us to see where your way leads
and to follow in it.
Make us listen to the guidance you give
because it is safe and true.

We recall how you have cared for us in a gentle way
from the very beginning,
how you overlook our headstrong days
and forgive our mistakes.

By nature you are good and fair in all you do,
and that’s the way you show us how to live also.
People who are looking first to help others
can rely on your example
because love and loyalty are in every step you take.