Mar 30, 2012

Holy Humor: Prayer of Confession

Here’s a prayer of confession for Holy Humor Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter).  

Prayer of Confession: Holy Humor Sunday

You know better than we do, Amused God,
what important people we believe we are.

Believing we have to be serious all the time,
we miss out on the joy of your creation.

Choosing to feast on the pain of the world,
we skip the picnic offered in paradise.

Clinging to the despair which is our best friend,
we ignore Jesus, who can bring us home to your heart.

Forgive us, Heart of Joy,
and make us open to the startling, and upside-down,
ways in which you work.

Fill us with Easter's laughter;
fill us with your healing joy;
fill us with the love poured into us
through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.  Amen.

— from a worship order by the Liberty Grove United Methodist Church

For more worship resources for Holy Humor Sunday, click on Laughter / Holy Humor Sunday in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.