Eternal God, our judge and redeemer, we confess that we have tried to hide from you, for we have done wrong. We have lived for ourselves, and apart from you. We have turned from our neighbors, and refused to bear the burdens of others. We live in fear of the future instead of trusting in your hope and promises. We have refused to offer the very same forgiveness to others that we beg from you. In your great mercy forgive our sins and free us from selfishness, that we may choose your will and obey your commandments. Restore us, renew us, redeem us, and remind us of your great love.
Followed by silent confession & words of assurance