Jun 24, 2013

Confession: Lord, Have Mercy

Here’s a prayer of confession from David Beswick’s Worship and Preaching website.

Prayer of Confession

We have failed to love you with all our heart
and to be good stewards of your creation:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. 

We have failed to take up the cross of discipleship
and to be good stewards of your gospel:
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. 

We have failed to be faithful members of your church
and to be good stewards of your spiritual gifts:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Declaration of Forgiveness

God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners,
Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)

Confident in his free gift of forgiveness,
I declare to you Christ's word of grace:
Your sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God.

~ posted on David Beswick’s Worship and Preaching website. http://www.beswick.info/rclresources/15C95OS.htm