A.D. 2021 February 17
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made and dost forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Revised Common Lectionary — Year B
- Joel 2:1–2, 12–17 or Isaiah 58:1–12
- Psalm 103 or 103:8–14
- II Corinthians 5:20b–6:10
- Matthew 6:1–6, 16–21
Daily Office Lectionary — Year One
1979 Lectionary — Year B
Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was in every way tempted as we are, yet did not sin; by whose grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer unto ourselves, but unto him who died for us and rose again.
Who dost bid thy faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by thy Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which thou hast prepared for those who love thee.
Janani Luwum, Archbishop of Uganda, and Martyr, 1977