Nov 7, 2011

Prayer of Confession for Advent

Here’s a prayer of confession suitable for use in the Advent season.  It was written by Jamie Barnes for the Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, Kentucy.

 

Advent Confession

Lord God,
we praise you for sending light into this world.
We confess that we live as though
    the light had never defeated darkness.
We confess that we ignore the Savior you sent
    to be among us and to live in us.
We’ve kept the birth of your Son confined to the Christmas season
    and do not yearn for his coming each moment in our waiting hearts.
Forgive us for not opening our eyes to Jesus.
Prepare us for His return.
Help us rejoice in the light
so that your grace can illuminate the darkened places of our hearts. 
Amen.

— adapted from the Worship Sourcebook, by Jamie Barnes for the Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY.  Posted on The Open Sourcebook website. 

For more worship resources for the season of Advent, see this index of Advent Worship Resourcesor click on Advent 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. 

For other resources related to confession, click on Confession or words of assurance in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page, or see this Confession & Assurance index.