Reading — Romans 12:1–8, Confession — Gracious God, we confess that we have neglected our relationship with you. We used our thoughts, words, and actions to benefit ourselves instead of others. Please forgive our sins and renew our hearts. We thank you for your grace. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Reading — Matthew 2:1–12, Confession — Gracious God, we confess our sinfulness. We were not perfect this week, this month, or this year. Lord, we know we will not be perfect in 2019. We ask for your forgiveness and we thank you for your grace. In the coming year, may your Holy Spirit give us… Read more »
Reading — Luke 1:26–38, Confession — Dear Heavenly Father, today on the brink of the celebration of your Son coming to earth, we confess that the busyness of life has kept you at the margins. We have forgotten to place you front and center. For the sake of Jesus, forgive us. Remind us of your… Read more »
Reading — Luke 3:7–18, Confession — Lord Jesus, we confess that we allow our lives to get filled with activity for our own pursuits, yet filled with apathy toward your will. Forgive our attitudes and renew our hearts, minds, and actions so that we become partners in your kingdom on earth. In the power of… Read more »
Reading — Luke 3:1–6, Confession — God of mercy and grace, I confess that I have not been zealous enough in my discipleship. I have not struggled to understand the great ideas of the faith, nor have I really attempted to give you complete mastery of my life. Opportunities to share my hope in Christ… Read more »
Reading — Luke 21:25–36, Confession — O God, who brooded over the world when it was created and broods now over your children until we are shaped in the image of Christ, we confess our daily sins: the word sharply spoken, the praise withheld, the embrace not given, the hurt disguised, the envy felt, the… Read more »
Reading — John 18:33–38, Confession — Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and aginst our neighbor in thought, word, and deed; through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of all our sins. For the sake of your son, Jesus Christ who died for… Read more »
Reading — Luke 19:1–10, Confession — Dear God, We’re sorry for keeping our time and resources for ourselves instead of using them for others. We ignore Your generous heart and go and go after our selfish ways. Forgive us for all the ways in which we have fallen short. Help us to use the grace… Read more »