Jan 11, 2013

Confession: Luke 4: 14-21


Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Luke 4:14-21.  It was written by Nancy C. Townley.

 

Prayer of Confession

(inspired by Luke 4:14-21)

 

Waiting God, you know us all too well. We listen to this episode in the life of Jesus. We hear the astonishment of the people gathered in worship as Jesus proclaims the mandate and scope of his ministry. It is what they had hoped for and also what they have feared.

 

Change and challenge are always difficult. We are more inclined to turn our backs on opportunities of service than pitch in to affect the needed changes that will promote healing and wholeness. Forgive us when we give lip service to you and then slip into inaction. Give us courage to be willing disciples. Help us to be people of promise and hope. In Jesus' Name, we offer this prayer. Amen.

 

Words of Assurance

Jesus has opened the doors for service to each one of us. We have been freed from our fears and doubts. Rejoice, dear fiends! In Jesus' Name, we are forgiven and healed. Amen.

 

~ written by Nancy C. Townley, and posted on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/