"Wash us, O God"

A Confession in the Spirit of Psalm 51


Wash us, O God.

We confess that we are stained by our actions and inactions.

Wash us, O God.

We confess that we are unclean in our thoughts, words, and deeds.

Wash us, O God.

We confess that we are wounded in how we have not loved our neighbor, and how we have refused the reality that they are all around us.

Wash us, O God.

We confess that who we are on the outside is often clean and who we are within is messy, untended and overlooked.

Wash us, O God.

Create within us hearts that are perfectly clean and perfectly loving. Put within us spirits that hunger and thirst for righteousness. For we need your grace to become the children you made us to be.

Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy.

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