Spirit of Confession

Coming to You, our Father, in a spirit of confession and humility,

On our knees, if not physically, surely in our soul and spirit.

Never forsake us, dear God; hear our pleas of repentance and forgive our sins, we pray.

Forever longing to be renewed in spirit and righteousness, we bow with our heads low and long for Your hand to lift our faces to You.

Eternal Father, You who were and are and evermore shall be, save us from our sins and renew to us, Your children, the joy of our salvation.

Send us forth from this time to share the hope that You freely bestow on us through Your love.

Set us on the paths of life You have chosen for us and help us remember that You go before and with us each step of the way.

Instill in us the same love to forgive our fellowman as You have forgiven us.

Open our eyes, Lord, to see others as Your children, too, even if they be different from us.

 Now, O Lord, hear our prayer and cleanse us for Your use, now and forever.

 In the merciful name of Jesus Christ, I pray.  Amen.


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