Though we were made to love you, O Lord, our hearts run after other things that seem more real, satisfying, and less demanding to us. As a result, we are far more broken than we want to admit. It often feels like our sins are staring us down. Have mercy upon us, O God, according to your tenacious, transforming love. Help us to come clean with you and scrub away our guilt through the blood of your Son. Give us a fresh start. Use this meal to fill our lives with your Spirit so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith and that, together with each other, we may grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to taste this love that surpasses anything this life can offer. In Jesus’ name. Amen.