Jan 24, 2012

Confession: 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13

Here’s a thoughtful prayer of confession based on 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.  It was written by Amy Loving

Prayer of Confession
(based on 1 Corinthians 8: 1-13)

Holy God, we confess that we are an arrogant people – so full of “knowledge” that we hardly have any room for love.  We confess that we too often judge when we really need to listen.  We confess that we push people away when we you call us to welcome them into our communities.  We confess that we think only about protecting ourselves when we are challenged to risk everything for others.  Lord, forgive us for being more concerned with “being right” than we are with “showing love”.  Forgive us for demanding uniformity when you call us to celebrate diversity.  Guide us, Great God, to live according to your unconditional love.  Teach us to see one another as sisters and brothers, that we may learn to live as one family.

— written by Amy Loving, and posted on The Worship Closet: The Place for Creative Worship Ideas. 

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