Almighty God, there is no one who comes near to your holiness and righteousness, but Jesus. Christ redeems us. Through him we are sanctified and bear his righteousness. Holy Spirit, guide those in need of a Savior to the foot of the cross and to Jesus. I ask in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.’” (Mark 2:17 ESV)