Corporate Confession from Ps. 119:129-136

Wonderful God, with grief and hatred of our sins we come before you now. You have given us many kind gifts, yet we have belittled them. We have not grasped how great you are, and have praised you far less than you deserve. Forgive us, and help us to experience what the Psalmist says: “The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple… Turn to me and be gracious to me, as is your way with those who love your name… Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me… Make your face shine upon your servant, and teach me your statutes.” Thank you that you sent Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, who kept your law perfectly and in whom you accept us. We rely on him for all things, including this prayer, amen. (Based on Psalm 119:129-136, Pe)