Mar 28, 2012

Prayer of Confession: Emmaus Road

Here’s a prayer of confession based on Jesus’ encounter with the disciples on the Emmaus Road (Mark 16: 12-13; Luke 24: 13-35).  It comes from the http://pilgrimwr.unitingchurch.org.au/ website.

Prayer of Confession
(based on Mark 16:12-13; Luke 24:13-35)

O Jesus Christ, sometimes we are so busy talking with each other that we fail to find you beside us. We walk on, so focussed on our questions that we do not create the silent spaces which would allow you to speak with us and enlighten our journeying.

Silent reflection

Stay with us, Jesus Christ. Reach out towards us  and invite us to pause and meet with you, we pray.
As we look at our lives and that of the world around us, we are sometimes too anxious to share our real questions or our doubts and fears. We keep them within us in troubled silence.

Silent reflection

Stay with us, Jesus Christ.
Reach out towards us
and invite us to pause and meet with you, we pray.
We call your name, O Christ,
and hope to discover you here
in our community of vulnerable faith. Amen.

Words of Assurance
Whether we believe it, or not, Jesus Christ never leaves us nor forsakes us. Let us open our hearts to receive the grace  which Christ brings to us in faithfulness. We are forgiven! Thanks be to God.

— from Words for Worship. Posted on the http://pilgrimwr.unitingchurch.org.au/ website.

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