Feb 3, 2012

Confession: In the Blazing Light

Here’s another beautiful prayer by John Birch – a prayer of confession suitable for    the beginning of Lent (or other occasion).

Confession & Forgiveness

In the blazing light of your love
our failings are illuminated
our failure to give
our failure to love
our failure to follow
our failure to serve
our failure to be the people
you would have us be.

Forgive us and renew us.
You know our nature
know our failings

Enfold us in your arms
that we might daily know
your forgiveness and healing love.

The Lord is full of compassion and mercy, slow to anger and of great kindness. Psalm 103.8

— written by John Birch, and posted on his Faith and Worship website. http://www.faithandworship.com/

For other worship resources for Ash Wednesday (February 22, 2012), click on Ash Wednesday in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.