The seas have lifted up, O Lord,
the seas have lifted up their voice;
the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.
Mightier than the thunder of the great waters,
mightier than the breakers of the sea -
the Lord on high is mighty.
Your statutes stand firm;
holiness adorns Your house for endless days, O Lord.
Heavenly Father, our sins are too heavy to carry
too real to hide,
and too deep to undo.
Forgive what our lips tremble to name and what our hearts can no longer bear.
We come to You now, beginning to name the ailments that plague us.
We can do this only because You promise to forgive our sins
through the death of Your dear Son.
Set us free from a past that we cannot change;
Open to us a future in which we will be changed;
and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image,
through Jesus Christ, the light of the world.