Confession: Lent 2 C

Here’s an act of confession for the second Sunday of Lent, Year C.  It was written by Thom Shuman.


Prayer of Confession

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


Call to Reconciliation
God's face is not hidden from us,

but turns to us full of grace and mercy.

God does not turn away from us in horror,

but reaches out to gather us together as brothers and sisters.

Let us trust such a God with our prayers of confession, saying,

Unison Prayer of Confession

Refuge of our hearts,

we must speak of how we have not made you the center of our lives.

We look for shelter in the false security of the world,

not in your promises.

Our fears are driven by our emotions and decisions,

not by our trust in you.

We look to the powerful, the beautiful, the athletic to be our role models,

instead of the One who comes in your name.

Have mercy on us, our Light and our Hope,

and touch us with your forgiving grace.

Fill our hearts with your presence,

so we might recognize the One who has come

to gather us up and lead us into your Kingdom,

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon
God does not give us up to the temptations and ways of the world,

but shelters us with love, with hope, with grace.
We are forgiven people.

Our songs of joy are lifted to the One who forgives us

and saves us.

Thanks be to God. Amen.


~ written by Thom Shuman, and posted on Lectionary Liturgies.