I want to move forward with you, Lord, but I am held back by burdens I carry, afraid to let go, lessen the load, let myself become vulnerable to be loved and in turn love, to receive and in turn give. The writer of Hebrews says this is to be our continual habit. If you desire to make really good Confessions, imagine each Confession to be the last one you will ever make, and that, immediately after, you will be judged by Almighty God. Minister: By your mercy alone, by the abundance of your steadfast love may we enter your house. We ask this through your dear Son Jesus Christ.
Nor can you excuse yourself, as many do, by saying that you have the habit. Forgive us, for ignoring your love, for brushing aside your hand and trusting our own wisdom. Act like a man who has a quantity of money of different denominations. Trusting that God is grace, let us offer to God the truth of our lives, first in silent prayer. Let nothing in life or death ever separate me from Thee. Have I paid a fair wage to anyone who works for me? When we have failed to remember your gospel in our actions, thoughts and words, forgive us. We make foolish choices, and you teach us the better way.
We read in the life of St. For those ways in which we remain unchanged by that suffering and sacrifice, let us make our confession. And we confess that our busyness may be misplaced, that we spend more time preparing for things than preparing for You. This procedure may only be used when no action has been commenced in court on the debt or obligation. We earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for all our misdoings.
I sense that your heart fills with joy in this opportunity to share this offering of prayers. All these things we say in the strong name of Jesus. An Australian Prayer Book 5. Accordingly, courts strictly construe the statutes authorizing judgments by confession. Help us to change our way of life so that we may desire what is good, love what you love, and do what you command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hands. If you are really sorry for what you have done, you shall also be firmly resolved to avoid the same and other offenses in the future.
In these moments of silence, God, hear our prayers. Have mercy on us according to your love. Trusting in that hope, let us make our confession, first in silent prayer. Only the humble receive grace. Forgive us for trying to heal ourselves. We also know that you love us, and forgive us, and call us to forgive others. God bless you in this ministry.
You must hate and determine to avoid sin. Have mercy and deliver us. In our sorrow, we seek your consolation. So we pray, in all humility, That You will change our hearts and minds, That You will show us again how to love others the way You love us, That You will put power and courage in our hearts to do your will. Renew in us the grace and strength of your Holy Spirit, for the sake of Jesus Christ your Son our Savior. They are weak, but they will not come to the Divine Table to obtain strength! Follow the order of the commandments.
We have not sought freedom for the oppressed, even though you freed us. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me. You alone know how often we have grieved you by wasting your gifts, by wandering from your ways. And I was stuck in a bad way. God calls to see it all, and to help when we can. You must remember that our Lord knows your weakness.
You cradle us in our need, and you push us into growth. Sometimes 'sorry' is all the heart can bear to say aloud. In thee I trust; do thou not reject me. You call us to hold fast to what is good, but so often we flounder, unable to find that solid thing that will center us again. Paul says, are guilty of the Body and Blood of the Lord. In this week as I walk your path and sometimes stumble, God, make your way clear. Mere natural sorrow for sin because of the temporal evils which it causes is not sufficient.