Jan 29, 2014

Prayer of Confession: A Better Way

Here’s a responsive prayer of confession written by Rev. Daniel B. Randall.


We have heard it said:

Look after number one…
Get them before they get you…
Better be safe than sorry…
What’s someone else’s problems got to do with me…?
Only the strong survive…
Money makes the world go round…
Revenge is sweet…
Avoid pain at all costs…

May God forgive us when we, as Christ’s own people,
believe these words to be life giving
when Jesus has shown us a better way.

Assurance of Pardon

When we feel soiled by our own selfishness we are brought close by Jesus,
who gathers us still, who turns to listen to our voices,
who reaches out to touch us with hands he is not afraid to get dirty,
to embrace us; who, in moments of accepting us for who we are
shows us that we are forgiven and worthy of love and respect.

Thanks be to God.

~ written by Rev. Daniel B. Randall, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/