Friday in the Second Week of Advent: Confession

God of all mercy,
we confess that we have sinned against you,
opposing your will in our lives.
We have denied your goodness in each other,
         in ourselves, and in the world you have created.
We repent of the evil that enslaves us,
         the evil we have done,
         and the evil done on our behalf.
Forgive, restore, and strengthen us
through our Savior Jesus Christ,
that we may abide in your love
and serve only your will.

(Enriching Our Worship I, 56)