Here’s a thoughtful prayer of confession from Rev. Gord’s Worship Offerings blog.
Prayer of Confession for Thanksgiving
you have given us so much,
but too often we take those gifts for granted,
or as something to which we are entitled.
You call us to live in caring community,
but too often we place our wants and needs first,
with those of others a distant second.
You call us to share Your gifts with the world around us,
but we are worried that there may not be enough,
and our worrying gets in the way of our sharing.
For all the times when we mistreat and misuse Your gifts,
for all the times we assume that we get what we have by ourselves,
forgive us and lead us back to the path of wisdom.
…time of silent prayer…
God is a gracious giver.
God is gracious in forgiveness.
God calls us to new patterns and new life.
We are a forgiven people!
Thanks be to God! Amen
~ written by Rev Gord, and posted on Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/