A Collect to Be Honest with God, Ourselves, and Others

Gentle Father, who knows we are afraid and offers forgiveness and comfort, we acknowledge that we are fearful and ashamed of the sin we carry and have committed against you and against your children. Give us courage to honestly confess our sins to ourselves, to you, and to one another, that sin would not fester and grow but be brought into your healing light, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit coexist in perfect love. Amen. ‘ So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known.’ – Matthew 10:26