Confession: Mark 10: 17-31

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Mark 10:17-31.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.


Prayer of Confession

(inspired by Mark 10:17-31)


we look for you
in the wrong places.
We put our trust
in material things.
We worry about things
we cannot change.
We wonder
if you are even there at all.
For all the times
we have doubted you, Lord,
forgive us.
For all the ways
we have neglected your word
and ignored your people,
forgive us.
Do not be far from us, Lord.
There is no one else
we can turn to for help.
Renew our fickle hearts
and help us put our trust in you.


Words of Assurance

(Hebrews 4:14-16)


There is no wrong
that God cannot make right.
There is no chasm
that can separate us
from God’s love.
The Lord is patient and kind,
generous and good.
God will not forsake you
or leave you.
Turn to the Lord with confidence
and put your faith in God’s great mercy.
By the power of Jesus Christ,
we are made whole. Amen.

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