Jan 15, 2013

Confession based on 1 Corinthians 13


Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13.  It comes from the Open Source Spirituality blog.

 

Prayer of Confession

(inspired by 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13)

 

Love is patient;

for our quick-temperedness:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love is kind;

for our indifference towards others:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love is not envious;

for our petty jealousies:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love is not boastful;

for our pretentiousness:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love is not arrogant;

for our opinionated views -

Lord, have mercy:

Christ, have mercy:

 

Love is not rude;

for our crass behaviour:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love does not insist on getting its own way;

for our false sense of our own importance:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love is not irritable;

for our resentful behaviour:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

Love does not rejoice in wrong-doing;

for our rejoicing in all the wrong things:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.

 

May God show us mercy,

forgive us our sins against love

and lead us to life that lasts:

 

Amen.

 

~ posted by Steve on OpenSourceSpirituality. http://opensourcespirituality.blogspot.ca/