Jul 16, 2013

Confession: Luke 12: 13-21

Here’s a responsive prayer of confession inspired by Jesus’ conversation with the rich young man in Luke 12.  It comes from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenburg website.

Litany of Forgiveness
(inspired by Luke 12: 13-21)

“Jesus said, ‘Beware! Guard against every kind of greed.
Life is not measured by how much you own.’ …
‘Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth
but not have a rich relationship with God.’” Luke 12:15, 21

We come before our God, who is full of compassion,
to ask forgiveness and mercy.

When in our excesses we consume more than our share
while others go with basic needs unmet:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When we are blinded by our affluence
and fail to reach out in care and concern:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When we are overwhelmed by desires to acquire
and consume more than we need:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When possessions cloud our view of you
and your gracious love:
Forgive us, merciful God.

~ from Lenten Prayer Service: The Spirit of Almsgiving, posted on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenburg website. http://dioogdensburg.org/Lent/