Here’s an act of confession for Advent from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
Prayer of Confession
Lord God, our lives are filled with sin.
We forget our neighbor's needs
and do not love you above all else.
We need a Savior.
Help us to be ready for Jesus in our own hearts.
O come, O come, Savior of the world. Amen.
The Assurance of God's Pardon (Isaiah 40: 1-2)
Comfort, comfort my people, says your God.
Your sins are pardoned.
The penalty is paid.
Thanks be to God.
— from The Gift of Revelation—Hebrews 1, posted on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.
For more worship resources for the season of Advent, see this index of Advent Worship Resources, or click on Advent 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.
For more confession resources, click on Confession or Words of Assurance in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see the Confession/Assurance index at the upper right.