O Father, we are gathered before You, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, whose chosen dwelling place is with the broken and contrite, to confess that we have sinned in thought and word and deed;
we have not loved You with all our heart and soul;
we have not loved You with all our mind and strength;
we have not even loved our neighbor as ourselves.

In Your mercy, deepen our sorrow for the wrong we have done and for the good we have left undone, so that we may hate our sin with a holy hatred.
But, please, Father, do not leave us in sorrow.
With You, O Lord, there is forgiveness.
In Your mercy, restore the joy of our salvation; so that we may love You with a holy love.
Amen.