Father we confess that although we are a holy people we do not live holy lives.
But you have blessed us;
you have chosen us;
you have set your affection on us;
and you have loved us
Forgive us for not living worthy of your blessing.
Forgive us for asserting our independence despite your choosing.
Forgive us for spurning your affection.
And forgive us for not loving you in return.
Thank you for keeping your promises to save us and redeem us, from the slavery of our sin and from the powers of darkness that have bound us.
You are a faithful God who keeps his covenant of love and his promise of judgement.
Help us to be careful to live for you; undistracted by the siren calls of our world;
For your glory alone we pray.
In Jesus Christ name