Lord God, our heavenly Father,
we confess that we have sinned against you in many ways,
in our thoughts and in our words,
in what we have done,
and in what we have failed to do.
[open palms to receive]
Have mercy on us and forgive us.
Fill us with your Holy Spirit, Lord.
Help us to obey you,
keep us from evil,
and give us your new life.
We ask this through your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord.