Prayer of Confession from Psalm 25

Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Remember not the sins of our youth or our transgressions; according to your steadfast love remember us, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.

For your name’s sake, O Lord, pardon our guilt, for it is great. Turn to us and be gracious to us, for we are lonely and afflicted.

The troubles of our hearts are enlarged; bring us out of our distresses.

Consider our affliction and our trouble, and forgive all our sins.

-adapted from Psalm 25:6-8, 11, 16-18 (ESV)