Most holy and merciful God,
we confess to you and to one another,
that we have sinned against you
by what we have done and by what we have left undone
We have not loved you with our whole heart, mind and strength. In this we have chosen pleasure, prosperity, and pride over your Holy Spirit’s leading.
We have not fully loved our neighbors as ourselves. We confess our part in systemic sins such as racism, poverty, power, and violence.
We have not always had in us the mind of Christ. We confess our desire for what we want more than what you want for us.
You alone know how often we have grieved you by wasting your gifts, by wandering from your ways.
Forgive us, we pray, most merciful God;
and free us from our sin.
Renew in us the grace and strength of your Holy Spirit, for the sake of Jesus Christ our Savior.