Living God, Your Word is the truth. We are conscious of the falsehood of human beings. All have gone astray from your straight path. By means of lies, the poor are oppressed. Because of our shame, we hide ourselves by means of lies. It is a nauseating cycle. Lord, forgive us our deviation from the truth. Transform us by your Word so that we may also speak the truth and that by the truth peace would reign and that the oppressed would be delivered. All for your glory. Amen.