Gracious Savior, You have given us this season of Lent so that we might open ourselves more fully to your saving grace and new life. By our fasting, prayer and almsgiving, may we realize anew that we rely on You in all things. Your gift of grace makes all good things possible, including our desire to reject sin and return to you. Grant your people a spirit of reconciliation this Lent so that we may forgive one another as you have forgiven us. Amen.