Feb 13, 2012

Confession: Lent 1 B

Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance based on Genesis 9:8-17 and Psalm 25:1-10, two of the suggested scripture readings for the first Sunday of Lent, Year B (February 26, 2012).  They were adapted from the The Abingdon Worship Annual 2006.

Prayer of Confession
(based on Genesis 9: 8-17; Psalm 25: 1-10)

God of the rainbow,
you made a covenant with all creatures,
promising life and hope.
God of pathways,
you show us how we should walk.
Yet we forget our connection with one another
and think that we are the center of the universe.
We wander from your paths of truth
into paths of deceit and pride.
Forgive us and lead us back
into the arms of your love. Amen.

Words of Assurance

God is merciful and full of steadfast love.
God will not forget us.
God will wash us clean,
and lead us on paths of steadfast love
and faithfulness.

— adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2006, and posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. 

For more worship resources for February 26, 2012 (the first Sunday of Lent), click on Lent 1 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.