Feb 3, 2013

Confession: Through the Wilderness


Here’s a responsive prayer of confession from the Patmos Abbey website.

Prayer of Confession

God, you are good and upright, and you instruct sinners in your ways,
Show us how to break down the barriers separating us from each other,
Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Forgive us for the times we have abandoned the poor, 
the disabled, and the homeless,
Teach us to live by the law of love in unity, peace, and harmony.
Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Forgive us for the ways we exclude people of different race, culture, or gender,
Guide us that we may come to mutual understanding and care.
Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Draw us into your community to embrace those 
with whom we need to be reconciled,
Grant that all who seek to heal divisions between peoples may have hope.
Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

Show us your ways, O Lord,
Teach us your paths and guide us towards your truth.
Lead us through the wilderness sin has created to find new life.

~ from the website of Patmos Abbey—The Order of Saint Columba. http://www.patmosabbey.org/
To see the entire liturgy for Morning Prayer, click here. http://www.patmosabbey.org/morning-and-evening-prayer-for-lent.html