O God, who made blessed Peter the slave of slaves,
strengthening him with marvelous charity and patience,
at his intercession, grant that all of us,
in seeking those things that belong to Jesus Christ,
may love our neighbour truly and in deed.
Through the same our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, forever and ever.
The Spirit of God is upon me; he has anointed me.
He sent me to bring good news to the poor,
and to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim pardon for captives,
and to free those in prison (Lk 4:18; Is 61:1).
ACT OF PENITENCE
Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins,
that we may be ready to celebrate the sacred mysteries.
You were sent to heal the contrite of heart.
You came to call sinners.
You sit at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us.