Here’s an Act of Confession based on a variety of passages from the book of Psalms.
Act of Confession
(based on the Psalms)
Search us, O God, and know our hearts.
Test us and know our anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in us that offends You,
and guide us on the road to life. (Ps.
1 3 9: - 2 3 ) 2 4
(Time of silence, or appropriate song)
O Lord, You have examined our hearts
and know everything about us.
You know when we sit down or stand up.
You know our thoughts from afar.
You see when we walk or lie down,
You know every detail of our conduct.
You even know what we are going to say before we say it.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for us,
too great for us to understand. (Ps.
1 3 9: 1- 3, 6)
Cleanse us from hidden faults.
Keep us from deliberate sins.
Don’t let them control us.
Then we will be free of guilt,
and innocent of serious wrong-doing. (Ps.
: 1 9 1 2- 1 4)
Listen to the promise of God:
Those who love Me, I will deliver.
I will protect those who know My name.
When they call to Me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble.
I will rescue them and honor them,
and show them my saving power. (Ps.
9 1: 1 4- ) 1 5
Lord, we trust in Your unfailing love!
We rejoice, because You have rescued us!
Sing praise to God,
because He has been so good to us! (Ps.
: 1 3 5- 6)
(Song of thanksgiving and praise)
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