Prayer of Confession: Proper 8 B

Here’s a prayer of confession based on the scripture readings for Proper 8 B (Ordinary 13 B).  They come from the Ministry Matters website.

Prayer of Confession
(based on Psalm 130, Mark 5:21-43)

Out of the depths of despair,
we cry to you, O God.
We are lost in a world
of pain and suffering.
When we put our trust in weapons of war,
we find no peace.
When we put our faith in our own resources,
we feel the ache of our true needs.
When we put our hope in the health of our bodies,
we suffer pain and find no healing.
Come to us, O God.
Forgive our doubts and fears.
Heal our brokenness,
that we may rejoice in your steadfast love. Amen.

Words of Assurance
(based on Psalm 130)

There is forgiveness and healing with God.
God’s steadfast love
has the power to redeem our brokenness
and make us whole.

— adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, © 2008 Abingdon Press.  Posted on the Ministry Matters website.