Sep 22, 2011

Prayer of Confession: Thanksgiving

Here’s a prayer of confession for Thanksgiving, written by Kevin Little.

Prayer of Confession for Thanksgiving

One:     In the midst of our thanksgiving,
let us pause in silence
to recall how we so often
lose sight of the gifts of each day
and of their Giver.

(a moment of silence)

Let us pray.
O God, we know that we forget about you,
we forget to love you,
we forget to help our neighbours,
we forget to thank you.
All:       Forgive us.

(a moment of silence for private confession)

Grant us clear minds to know you,
new hearts to love you
strong hands to serve you
Help us live this day, this week, and always
so that our whole life is a thanksgiving to you. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon
One:    God did not send Christ into the world to condemn the world,
            but to be its Saviour.
We can trust God’s word.
We are a forgiven people.
All:      Thanks be to God!

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