The definition of confession from Dictionary.com:
Prayer of Confession
Almighty and merciful God,
We have strayed from you like sheep.
We have followed our own desires
And offended you by not following your way.
We have failed to do what we should,
And we have done things we shouldn’t.
Have mercy on us, O God.
Grant grace to those who confess.
Restore those who are remorseful,
According to your promise through Jesus.
For his sake grant us mercy
So that we may hereafter live a life pleasing to you
And give you all the glory.
We have assurance that God is faithful and just and cleanses us from all sin.
Thanks be to God.