Invitation to Confession: Clean Hearts

Here is an invitation to confession—or even words of assurance following confession.  It comes from the United Church of Canada website.

Words of Assurance
(based on Hebrews 10:22, Psalm 51:10)

Confessing our sins to God is a lot like cleaning out our homes
and taking out the garbage.
We know that God can take out what is polluted in our lives
and give us a clean heart and fill us with a new and right spirit.
The book of Hebrews tells us that we can
“come near to God with a sincere heart and a sure faith,
with hearts that have been purified from a guilty conscience
and with bodies washed with clean water.”
Through God’s love in Christ we are made clean and forgiven.
Thanks be to God.


~ from Caring for Creation, posted on the United Church of Canada website.