“Would you like to learn words of thanksgiving? Hearken unto the Three Children, saying, ‘We have sinned, we have transgressed. You are righteous, O Lord, in all that you have done unto us because you have brought all things upon us by a true judgment.’ For to confess one’s own sins, this is to give thanks with confessions unto God: a kind of thing which implies one to be guilty of numberless offenses, yet not to have the due penalty exacted. This man most of all is the giver of thanks.”
– St. John Chrysostom
Say like the 3 Holy Children in the furnace
We have sinned.
We have transgressed.
You are righteous, O Lord, in all that you have done unto us because you have brought all things upon us by a true judgment