Confession – Corporate

Leader: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

L: Most holy and merciful God,
All: We confess to you and to one another and before the whole company of heaven that we have sinned by our fault, by our own fault, by our own most grievous fault, in thought word and deed by what we have done and by what we have left undone.

 

L: We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others as we have been forgiven.

All: Have mercy on us, O God.

 

L: We have shut our ears to your call to serve as Christ served us. We have not been true to the mind of Christ. We have grieved your Holy Spirit.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our past unfaithfulness, the pride, envy, hypocrisy, and apathy that have infected our lives, we confess to you.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our self indulgent appetites and ways, and our exploitation of other people, we confess to you.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our negligence in prayer and worship, and our failure to share the faith that is in us, we confess to you.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our neglect of human need and suffering, and our indifference to injustice and cruelty, we confess to you.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our false judgements, our uncharitable thoughts toward our neighbors, and our prejudice and contempt towards those who differ from us, we confess to you.

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Our waste and polution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us, we confess to you

All: Have mercy on us O God.

 

L: Restore us, O God, and let your anger depart from us.

All: Hear us O God, for your mercy is great.

 

L: Accomplish in us O God the work of your salvation,

All: That we may show forth your glory in the world.

 

L: By the cross and passion of your Son, our Savior,

All: Bring us with all your saints to the joy of his resurrection.

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