Nov 12, 2011

Confession & Assurance: Advent

Here’s a prayer of confession for Advent written by Moira Laidlaw.

Prayer of Confession

How good are we at watching for signs of God's presence in the world—in our lives, our homes?

(silent reflection)

Advent God, forgive us when we pay more attention to satisfying our own needs, than seeking you and your will for our lives—for being more interested in possessing the material things of life, rather than your spiritual gifts. Turn our lives around so that we are looking in the right direction - towards you.  Only then can we hope to recognise the signs of your presence in the world.  This we pray in Jesus' name. Amen.

Words of Assurance
Hear the good news:  In Jesus Christ we have been enriched in every way—in everything we say and in everything we know.  In addition, through God's grace  we do not lack any spiritual gift as we  wait with anticipation for Jesus to be revealed.  He is the one will keep us strong to the end, so that we shall be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor.1:5-8)
Thanks be to God.

~ Copyright © Moira Laidlaw, posted on her Liturgies Online website. Visit that site for other great lectionary-based resources.