Martin Luther (in his larger catechism) writes “The Christian way essentially consists in acknowledging ourselves to be sinners and in praying for grace”


Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Life Together) writes that “he who is alone with his sin is utterly alone…But it is the grace of the gospel, which is so hard for the pious to understand, that confronts us with the truth and says: You are a sinner, a great, desperate sinner; now come as the sinner you are, to the God who loves you.”

Confession together:

Lord, You who are all merciful, take away my sins from me and fill me with the fire of Your Holy Spirit. 

Take away the part of me that does not desire you and give me a heart to love and adore You. 

Give me a heart that delights in you and loves you. 

Help me to live to please you for Christ’s sake. Amen.