Heavenly Father, we are ever in need of your mercy. Left to our own selves we drift away from what is good and right and begin to construct for ourselves gods that are worthless idols. Father please forgive us for our folly and pour out your mercy upon us again. Father, thank you that we have not been left to our own selves but that we have Christ our saviour. Thank you that we share his atoning death that washes away all ungodliness in us; that we share his true, whole-hearted devotion to you; that we share his beautiful life of love and worship. Lord we cling to to him and ask that through your Spirit you will mould us to be like him. Please help us to give glory to you in each day that you give us.