Lord, we confess your right to exercise your sovereignty over the whole of your creation and over every part of our lives. But from the very beginning we have used our free will to please ourselves and not you, to live for our own ends and not for yours, and to spoil our relationship with you and with each other. We also confess that we have fallen short of living lives that bring you glory. There is no way that, in our own strength, we can put our world or our lives in order again. Lord, by the power of your Holy Spirit, forgive us, cleanse and renew all things. For the glory of your name.