A Christmas Confession
Our Father in heaven,
We acknowledge that the only reason you would send a saviour is because we need saving…
You have been merciful to us.
You have performed mighty deeds so that we may know of your mercy.
You have redeemed your people.
You have saved and rescued us.
We confess to you our brokenness;
Our wilful rebellion;
Our toxic words;
Our self-centred actions;
Our desire to shake off the boundaries that you define;
Our attempt to live as if you are not there;
Our lack of compassion for those who need;
Our contempt for those different to ourselves;
Our indifference to the poor.
Forgive us and be merciful to us
Be merciful to our city.
Be merciful to our nation
Be merciful to our world
Remember your covenant to us.
Give us new hearts.
Give us your Spirit.
And make us like your Son Jesus.
We pray these things through our Immanuel, Jesus Christ, God with us