Responsive Prayer of Confession and Assurance

O Holy God, in the wrong we have done and in the good we have not done,

We have sinned in ignorance; we have sinned in weakness; we have sinned through our own deliberate fault.

We are truly sorry.  We repent and turn to you.

Forgive us and renew our lives through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!
-from Psalm 103 (ESV)

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