If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just will forgive our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. – 1 John 1:8-9
Leader: God we confess that we ask you to remember your promises
All: And we forget the promises that we have made to you.
Leader: God we confess that we forget
All: Where our true identity comes from.
Leader: God we confess that we try and make your story all about us.
All: Please forgive us for forgetting that you have invited us to be a part of your story.
Leader: Forgive us for trying to carry our own burdens
All: Instead of allowing you to carry them for us.
Leader: Please forgive us for trying to live out of our own power and strength.
All: Instead of living out of the abundance of your grace and mercy.
Leader: Forgive us for listening to all the other voices in the world
All: Instead of listening to your voice that says “I love you.”