Sep 4, 2013

Confession: Luke 16: 19-31

Here’s a unison prayer of confession inspired by Luke 16: 19-31.  It was written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.

Unison Prayer of Confession

We need to confess, God of Abraham and Lazarus, how often we are not content with the simple gifts and lives you offer.  Tempted by everything, we can become insensitive to those who have nothing.  Encouraged by the world to accumulate more, we may miss the chance to gather your goodness and godliness.  Chasing after all which has no value, we may not have the energy to pursue the faith, the love, the gentleness you have for us.

Forgive us, God of Reversals.  You have sent the One who speaks the words we need to listen to in order to have life.  Help us to remember how you have redeemed us, and in remembering, may we make that good confession that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, now and forever.

Silence is observed

Assurance of Pardon

This is the good news that comes from God: 
I will hear your prayers,
I will answer with hope and peace,
I will deliver you from your sins.
God has covered us with grace;
under God's hope we will find shelter. 
Thanks be to God.  Amen.

~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.