Dec 26, 2011

Prayer of Confession: Isaiah 60: 1-6

Here’s an act of confession based on Isaiah 60:1-6.  It was written by Nancy J.

Prayer of Confession
(based on Isaiah 60:1-6, Mark 12:30-31)

The prophet speaks of the coming light of God
which calls all the people of the earth to come together
in God’s realm of shalom.  
Let us confess the ways in which we have rejected
God’s vision of wholeness.

God of light and darkness,
we have seen the glimmer of your star-light beckoning to us,
but we have turned away and followed other paths.  
We confess that we have not loved you with all our heart,
with all our soul, with all our mind, and with all our strength.
We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.  
Forgive us, Holy One.  
Strengthen our faltering steps
and guide us in your holy way of peace.  Amen.
Assurance of Pardon

Lift up your eyes and see the grace of God poured out into your lives.
The light of God shines through the darkness.  
Our hearts rejoice for Christ is in our midst.

— Rev. Nancy J, on her blog, wonderings through life and other such nonsense.