Confession: In Our Disbelieving

Here’s a prayer of confession about wisdom and foolishness. It was written by Katherine Hawker.

(based on Genesis 17, 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31, 1 Corinthians 3: 18-20)

Awesome God,
when we catch sight of the totality of your claim on our lives;
our believing wavers.

When we hear the absurdity of your unbreakable covenant with us;
like Sarai and Abram, we laugh.

When we face the foolish wisdom of the looming cross;
like Peter, we suggest an alternative.

Meet us in our disbelieving, loving God,
move us gently into the deep waters of faith.

— written by Katherine Hawker, and posted on her Liturgies Outside website. Visit that site for many other wonderful resources for worship.

For more worship resources for March 4, 2012 (the second Sunday of Lent), click on Lent 2 B in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page. For more prayers of confession/words of assurance on this blog, click on Confession or Words of assurance in the list of “Labels” at the lower right, or see the scriptural Confession Index at the upper right.