Here’s a prayer of confession from Seekers’ Church which would be suitable for use on Thanksgiving.
Litany of Confession
We fill our lives with the fear of scarcity,
assuming there is not enough money,
time, patience or love.
We turn away when a stranger asks for nourishment,
claiming there isn't enough even for ourselves.
Forgive us when we doubt your abundance
and ignore the possibilities in what we have been given.
We often sit with arms crossed and fists clenched,
crying out that you have turned away
and left us empty handed.
Forgive us when we reject your abundance
and neglect the possibilities in what we have been given.
We easily give thanks for the good things in life,
turning away from those
which lead us to deeper community
or second-guessing blessings as too good to be true.
Open our eyes to the wonders that surround us.
Help us surrender to the loving embrace that enfolds us.
(Individual prayers of confession)
Words of Assurance
we, and the whole world with us,
are always embraced in Christ's love.
In Christ, there is always enough.
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