Prayer of Confession: Acts 2: 1-21

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by the events of Acts 2:1-21.  It comes from the Presbyterian Church USA.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Acts 2:1-21)

Almighty God,
you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples
creating bold tongues, open ears,
and a new community of faith.

We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us.
We do not listen for your word of grace,
speak the good news of your love,
or live as a people made one in Christ

Have mercy on us, O God.
Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit,
and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people,
doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

~ posted on the PCUSA website.