Search ResultsAdvent Confession Here’s a responsive advent prayer of confession that acknowledges several ways in which we fail (i.e. unwillingness to change our hearts, not caring about the stranger), with the repeated congregational response for mercy and forgiveness.
Take My HeartPD
Spirit of God, Descend upon My HeartPD
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