Almighty and most merciful God, you know the thoughts of our hearts.
We confess that we have sinned against you and done evil in your sight.
We have transgressed your holy laws.
We have disregarded your Word and Sacraments.
Forgive us, O Lord.
Give us grace and power to put away all hurtful things,
that, being delivered from the bondage of sin,
we may bring forth fruit worthy of repentance,
and from henceforth may ever walk in your holy ways;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
(from The United Methodist Book of Worship)