Prayer of Confession: Psalm 1

Here’s a prayer of confession based on Psalm 1.  It was written by Jeff Shrowder.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Psalm 1)

Merciful God,
creator of all that is, seen and unseen,
our delight is in your word
and we have a deep sense of your presence
when we allow it to fill our lives night and day.
For the times when we listen to the advice
of those who rebel against you,
Lord have mercy.
For those times when we can be found with those who scorn,
Christ have mercy.
We experience your blessings
like a tree that is planted beside a never-failing stream
For those times when we do not bear the fruits of your abundance,
Lord have mercy.

Merciful God, 
renew us by your nurture and blessing,
so that we may prosper in your ways.
Watch over us,
so that the ways of the wicked pass from us. Amen.

— written by Jeff Shrowder, and posted on The Billabong website.  For use in worship with acknowledgement: © Jeff Shrowder 2000.

For other prayers of confession on this blog, see the Confession Index at the upper right side of the page.