Confession: Speaking Out

Here’s a prayer of confession from the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive.


Prayer of Confession


One:    If we say we are completely put together, the truth is not in us.

All:      But if we confess our distractions, our errors, and our anxieties,
           God will meet us and renew us.


           Before God and God’s people, I confess that I have
           been reluctant to speak out clearly,
           naming the injustice I see and declaring God’s vision.

           Before God and one another,

           we confess our reluctance
           to receive our calling as God’s people,

           made by God and chosen as witnesses

           to God’s dream of justice and joy.

           Remind me, God,

           that you have made me for your service
           and recharge me with your Word.

           Renew us, God.
           Grant us courage to live out your Way of peace and grace.
           We ask it in Jesus’ name; Amen.


Words of Assurance

One:     God has promised that whenever we repent

            and seek a new union with God,

                 forgiveness is ours.

                 That promise comes true now.

            Sisters and brothers, know that in Christ Jesus,

                 we are forgiven.

All:      Thanks be to God! Amen.


~ posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways Archive.