Aug 20, 2011

Prayer of Confesson: Exodus

The Pharaoh decrees death to the foreigner.
The power of fear and hate rage surround us.
In the face of evil
Forgive us our complacency.

The burning bush flickers beside us.
The presence of God invites us.
In the presence of the holy
Forgive us our lack of notice.

The Red Sea waters stand at attention.
The threshold of grace is breath-taking.
In the company of grace
Forgive us our reticence to embrace.

— Copyight © 1999 by Katherine Hawker, based upon a series of readings from Exodus. Posted on her Outside the Box website.

For more worship resources related to these Exodus texts (or other texts for August 28 or September 11, 2011, click on Proper 17A or Proper 19A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. 


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