Order for Confession and Forgiveness (1)

P: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

C: Amen.

P: Father and Lord, we come to you just as we are, in all our brokenness, asking for forgiveness.

C: Out of the depths we cry unto you.
Lord, hear our voice!
Let your ears be open to our plea for mercy!
If you, Lord, should keep track of sin,
Who could stand before you?
(Psalm 130:1-3a)

P: Lord Jesus,

C: We are caught in sin.
Whatever we try to do ends up in spiritual pride or spiritual despair.
We are broken,
In all that we do, and in all that we fail to do.
Though our sins are like scarlet,
Make them as white as snow.
(Isaiah 1:18)

P: There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
In him your sin is forgiven.
He has called you by name. You are his. (Isaiah 43:1b)
God’s Son has made you free! (John 8:36)

C: Amen!