With a desire to walk in the ways of the Lord, we ask God to forgive us.
To purify and free our hearts, we turn to God’s mercy.
To open ourselves to God’s joy, let us pray for forgiveness of our failings and sins.
My friends in Christ, we continue the season of Advent when we ready ourselves for the coming of God’s presence in Christ. In the presence of God our Creator, we ask for mercy.
As we begin our preparation for the birth of the Lord, we ask God to forgive us for the times we have turned away from God.
Christ is our King, who judges us fairly and with love. Let us confess to him our faults.
Let us pray that in the present hour and in the end-times to come God may find us faithful.
We ask forgiveness from our God who saves us.
Through the sacrifice of God’s Son, Jesus, our sins are forgiven. We turn now to God for that forgiveness.
My friends, we turn now for forgiveness to the God who delivers us.