Dec 31, 2011

Act of Confession: Epiphany

Here’s a prayer of confession suitable for the season of Epiphany.  It comes from the Seekers Church.

Prayer of Confession

We let our hearts grow cold and dark
to match the weather,
rather than face our transgressions.

In the cold, dim winter
God's light is hard to see.

We long to hear God's message
to unburden our hearts.

All:  God calls us to repentance
and offers us the light of Christ.

(Individual Prayers of Confession)

Words of Assurance

God is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love,
seeding each of us and all creation
with the love of Jesus Christ. 

Amen.

— from a longer liturgy by Seekers Church, a Christian community in the tradition of the Church of the Saviour.