Jan 11, 2013

Pastoral Prayer: John 2: 1-11


Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by John 2: 1-11, where Jesus changes water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

 

Prayer of Confession

(inspired by John 2:1-11)

 

Lord, we need a miracle today.
Like Jesus changing water into wine
at the wedding feast in Cana, 
we need a miracle today.
We are tired, Lord, of the hurts of this world. 
We are discouraged 
in the face of injustice, war, poverty, and indifference.
We need a miracle today, Lord.
Your steadfast love, like a mighty mountain, 
will not be moved.
Your gifts, as many as the mighty winds,
cannot be counted.
Your glory, like a mighty torch,
will not be put out.
Lord, crown us with your love.
Show us your glory, 
that in you we may be moved 
to acts of kindness, love, justice, and mercy.
Lord, we need a miracle today. Amen.

~ written by Erik Alsgaard, and posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/