let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone

Fifth Sunday of Lent, 13 March: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126:1-6; Philippians 3:8-14; John 8:1-11 ~ forgetting the past… I press on

God of power, God of mercy, you bring forth springs in the wasteland and turn despair into hope. Look not upon the sins of our past, but lift from our hearts the failures that weigh us down, that we may find refreshment and life in Christ, our liberator from sin, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, holy and mighty God for ever and ever. Amen.