Aug 5, 2013

Prayer of Confession: Choices

Here’s a prayer of confession from the First Christian Church of Decatur, Georgia.

Call to Confession

Beloved, God responds quickly to the choices we make.
Our actions have consequences
in our relationships with one another and God.
Whether we want it to or not,
our choices and deeds influence God’s responses and actions.
Repent, turn away from evil, believe in the Good News,
and do what is pleasing in the sight of the Lord.

Prayer of Confession

We thank you, Lord, for making us in your divine image.
We are also deeply grateful that you are like a potter,
shaping and molding us like clay on a spinning wheel.
Hear our confession of sin and wrongdoing.
Transform us with your grace.
Like the psalmist who sought cleansing and pardon,
we ask you to “create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.” Amen.

~ posted on the website of the First Christian Church of Decatur, Georgia.