Feb 11, 2013

Confession: Lent 2 C


Here is a prayer of confession inspired by Psalm 27 and Philippians 3:17-4:1. It was written by Bruce Prewer.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Psalm 27, Philippians 3:17-4:1)

Let us confess our failures, and renounce our sins.
Let us pray.

Please hear us, loving God, when we cry to you,
be gracious to us and answer our prayer.

If we have slid away from new opportunities,
or failed to give our best effort to long familiar duties,
forgive us and restore us merciful Friend.
Christ Jesus is our light and salvation,
of whom shall we be afraid?

If we have become weary,
and slipped into mirroring the prejudices and dissatisfactions
of a greedy and unjust world,
forgive us and heal us merciful Friend.
Christ Jesus is our light and salvation,
of whom shall we be afraid?

If we have performed well in public,
smoothly keeping up appearances,
while our personal faith has grown shabby and weak,
forgive us and rehabilitate us, merciful Friend.
Christ Jesus is our light and salvation,
of whom shall we be afraid?

Wait for the Lord.
Be strong and allow your heart to take courage.
Wait; yes my soul,
wait on the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ..

Loving God, you are not impatient and tight fisted like us,
your generosity flows freely to all your creatures.
We praise you that our sins are forgiven,
and that the future has again become an open door.
Thanks be to you, God of grace and glory!
Through Christ Jesus our Saviour.
Amen!

 

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page. http://www.bruceprewer.com/