Confession: Mark 10: 35-45

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Mark 10:35-45.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.


Prayer of Confession

(inspired by Mark 10)


We pray for forgiveness this day. 
For choosing power over service, forgive us. 
For seeking glory rather than humility, forgive us. 
For pushing ourselves to the front, 
when our presence is needed on the sidelines, forgive us. 
Help us know where we are needed 
and how best to serve you and your people. 
Guide us to your side, 
that we might be your hands 
of healing and compassion 
for a world in need. 
In Christ’s name, we pray. Amen.

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