Prayer of Confession: Lord, have mercy

Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance from Bruce Prewer.


My friends, it is written:
All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. (Roman 3:23)
Let us make our confession.

For the occasions when we measure success
by the number of times we get our own way.
Lord have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord have mercy.

For the times when we measure happiness
by the number and price of our possessions.
Christ have mercy on me a sinner.
Christ have mercy on me.

For the days when we measure our faith
by the number of people who speak well of us.
Lord have mercy on me a sinner.
Lord have mercy on me.

Holy God, we thank you for our Saviour, Christ Jesus,
who uncovers our foolishness, 
exposes our self-deceits,
and offers us an overflowing cup of saving grace.

Please loosen the knots of anxiety, or the shackles of pride,
which might hold us back from receiving your grace
with open hearts and minds. 
Enable us to take up your salvation
and live with the debonair delight of those
who are forgiven and set free.

Through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen!


That’s it! We are forgiven and set free!
“If we confess our sins
God can be trusted to forgive our sins
and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Thanks be to God!

~ written by Bruce Prewer, and posted on Bruce Prewer’s Homepage.