Jan 7, 2013

Confession: Epiphany 1 C


Here’s a prayer of confession from the Ministry Matters website inspired by the suggested scripture readings for the first Sunday after Epiphany, Year C. 

 

Prayer of Confession

(inspired by Isaiah 43, Psalm 29, Luke 3)

 

Creator of the universe,
we stand amazed at your power and glory.
We are eager to worship you and offer our praise,
but we are often reluctant to answer
when we hear you calling our name.
We sing our songs of tribute in the sanctuary,
but shy away from the river,
lest we be baptized
with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Forgive us when we forget your promise
to be with us always, O God.
Renew us with the power of your ever-present love,
and strengthen us to proclaim your justice
throughout the world. Amen.

 

Words of Assurance

(Isaiah 43:1)


Hear the words of our creator,
spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
“I have called you by name.
You are mine. Do not fear,
for I have redeemed you.”

~ posted on the Ministry Matters website by Laura Jaquith Bartlett. http://www.ministrymatters.com/