Oh Lord God, we cry out to you for mercy. We need your mercy because we are broken sinners. We are natural rebels, instinctively proud and willful; inherently against you and happily forgetful of you. Before we can even express or act out our opposition to you we are set against you. We face wrath. Lord, have mercy! Have mercy on our friends, our family, please pour out your wonderful forgiveness in Christ. May they trust in him.