In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Deut. 30:15 & 20
See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him,for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the Land that the Lord swore to your father, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
However, we with Israel have made the wrong choice, thus we pray in the Collect:
O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequences of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord.
The entrance psalm (Introit), Psalm 98, indicates that the Lord has heard and delivered us.
The Lord has made know his salvation; he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Let the sea roar, all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!
Let the rivers clap their hand; let the hills sing for joy together before the Lord, for he comes to judge the earth.
He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.
Having been saved by the Lord Jesus, he continues to teach us in the Sermon on the Mount, Matt.5:21-37
Everyone who is angry with his brother is liable to judgment…be reconciled with your brother. You have heard it said, “You shall not commit adultery.” I say, Everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her. If your right eye cause you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. Everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery. You have heard it said, “You shall not swear falsely, but I say, do not take an oath at all…Let what you say be simply, “Yes,” or “No.”
Therefore, we are reminded to pray again:
All: O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequences of our sin may be mercifully delivered by your goodness to the glory of your name; through Jesus Christ, Your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever.