Confession: 1 Corinthians 12

Here’s an act of confession inspired by 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31.  It was written by Thom Shuman.


Prayer of Confession


We are baptized as individuals,

yet called to live and serve together.

We know, and need to confess,

how we have sought to live for ourselves,

not reaching out to others,
and seeing them as parts of Christ's Body.
Join me as we pray, saying,

Rock of our salvation,

we know the faults try to hide from you and others.

We have not cared for all people in the same way.
We do think some are more gifted, or better, or prettier.

We are more willing to rejoice with someone,

than to suffer with another.

We are not sure the prisoners should be set free,

or the poor given hope. 

Redeemer of all people, forgive us.
Anoint us with your Spirit's power

so our eyes might be opened and our ears freed
to listen to what Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior,

teaches us about your love and grace for our lives.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon
God's Spirit is upon us:

the Spirit of forgiveness, the Spirit of grace, the Spirit of oneness.
Today, and in all the days to come,
God's Spirit is with us.

Thanks be to the One who is our joy and our strength. Amen.


~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.