Draw Near: In Times of Fear

Pastor Steve Kramer

March 1, 2017

Confession — Most Holy and Merciful Father, I confess to you and others, that I have sinned by my own fault in thought, word, and deed by what I have done, and by what I have left undone. I have not loved you with my whole heart, mind or strength, or my neighbor as myself. I have been deaf to your call to serve as Christ has served me. I have not been true to the mind of Christ. I have grieved your Holy Spirit.

Forgive me for my unfaithfulness, pride, hypocrisy, self-indulgence, manipulation of others, envy, indifference to injustice, blindness to human needs and suffering, uncharitable thoughts towards neighbors, prejudice and contempt toward those who differ from me, immoderate love of worldly goods and comforts, negligence in prayer, study and worship, and failure to commend to others the faith that is in me. Lord, have mercy. Amen.