Scripture Reading: Dan 4:24b
With almsgiving, with mercy to the poor, for your faults and wrong-doing make amends.
V/ My sacrifice is a contrite spirit.
R/ A humbled, contrite heart you will not spurn, O God.
Lord God, you crown the merits of the saints and pardon sinners when they repent.
Forgive us our sins, now that we come before you, humbly.
(We make our prayer) through our Lord.