This chapter is one of scriptures’ preeminent prayers of confession.
Reformation involves repentance and confession. This is because we have gone away from our Creator and are living by our own standard.
Reformation is a turning back to God, recognising God for whom he is, and ordering our lives accordingly. The service described here moves from a reading of the word of God to confession and consecration. This lays the foundation for the restoration that God will bring.