God Sanctifies Us
Silent Personal Confession
Confession is the instinctive response of a natural person to a Holy God. Isaiah says in chapter 6, “I am a man of unclean lips” in response to his sense of God’s holiness.
we confess that we have sinned against You
in thought, word, and deed,
by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved You
with our whole heart and mind and strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
In Your mercy forgive what we have been,
help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be,
so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways,
to the glory of Your holy name.
Declaration of Forgiveness
Thanks be to God the Father that He loves us, to Jesus Christ His only Son who forgives us and renews us in our worship and service to Him, and thanks be to the Holy Spirit whose love will never let us go.
Passing of the Peace
The peace of the LORD be with you.
And also with you.