you alone are the Alpha and the Omega;
the one who is, and who was and who is to come.
We confess that we too often do not listen to your voice.
Instead we allow ourselves to be seduced
by the easy and vicious lies of this world.
O Lord, forgive us our sins.
Free us from our sins.
Make us to be your kingdom.
Turn us toward your truth
that we might testify to it forevermore. Amen.