These are My Confessions

Here is another confession of sin and assurance of forgiveness that I took and revised/contextualized for Soma:

Confession of Sin
Leader: Loving Father our lives fall short of your glory. We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed;
People: We have not loved you with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength; we have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.
Leader: Our sins are too heavy to carry, too real to hide, and too deep to ignore.
People: Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear.
Deepen within us our sorrow for the wrong we have done, and the good we have left undone.
Leader:  Lord, We privately confess to you the sins of our hearts.
Individuals: [Privately Confess Your Sin to the Lord.]
All: Lord, you are full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy; Forgive us!
Leader: Restore to us the joy of your salvation;
People: Speak to each of us, and let your truth live with us!
Leader: Strengthen us to walk in the Spirit and to depend on the Spirit,
People: Strengthen us to abide in Christ, and to be conformed to Christ.
All: Give us an experience of your grace that makes us bold for others, that we might joyfully tell our friends and neighbors of your beautiful mercy.

Assurance of Forgiveness
Leader: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, abounding in love and forgiving our sins. He has taken away our sins as far as the east is from the west!
Leader: What has washed away our sins?
All: Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Leader: What can make us whole again?
All: Nothing but the blood of Jesus!
Leader: Be assured, The Lord has forgiven our sins and made us clean. He has given us his righteousness! He has taken away our shame!
People: Thanks be to God!


Published by cwoznicki

Chris Woznicki is an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. He works as the regional training associate for the Los Angeles region of Young Life.

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