General Confessions

General Confession said together.

Almighty and most merciful Father, we have strayed from Your ways like lost sheep, we have left undone what we ought to have done, and we have done what we ought not to have done. We have followed our own ways and our own desires and we have neglected and broken Your holy laws. Have mercy on us Lord. Restore those who repent and confess their sins according to Your promises declare in Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant, merciful Father, for His sake, that hereafter we may live a righteous and obedient life, to the glory of Your Holy Name. Amen.

(CESA Prayer Book)

General Confession said together.

Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all men, we acknowledge and mourn for the many sins which we have committed, by thought, word and deed, against Your divine majesty, provoking most justly Your anger and indignation against us.  We earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for our misdoings which we remember with shame.  Have mercy on us, most merciful Father.  Forgive us all that is past and grant that from this time forward we may serve and please You in newness of life, to the honour and glory of Your name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(CESA Prayer Book)

General Confession said together.

Almighty God, creator of the universe and judge of all, we confess that we have sinned against You, in thought, word and deed.  We have not loved You as we ought, we have not loved our neighbours as ourselves, and we are sinners by nature.  Most merciful God through Your Son our Lord Jesus Christ forgive us all the evil we have done, and the good we have left undone and grant that we serve and please You from this time forward, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(CESA Prayer Book)

General Confession said together.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, we confess that we have failed You in our thoughts and words and deeds.  Because we are sinners by nature we have strayed from Your ways and not only have we done wrong but we have failed to do right.  Lord, You alone can forgive sin, have mercy on us, pardon our sins and help us to serve You not only with our lips, but with our lives, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

(CESA Prayer Book)

General Confession said together.

Almighty God, heavenly Father, we confess that we have sinned against You, in our thoughts, words, and deeds and in what we have left undone.  Lord have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and help us that we may serve You better and please You more through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

  • Minister :  Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, does not wish the death of a sinner, but that he should turn from sin and trust in Christ.  God’s word declares that He forgives the sins of all who truly repent and believe the Gospel.  God gave His Son Jesus Christ to die that we could be forgiven and have everlasting life through Him.  Let us therefore worship God saying :
  • Congregation: Lord, we worship You for Your wonderful plan of Salvation and Your great love that while we were lost sinners Christ died for us to give us life.
  • Minister: Glory be to God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • Congregation: As it was in the beginning, so now and for ever.  Amen. 

(CESA Prayer Book)