Confession: The Suffering of Others

Here’s a prayer of confession  inspired by the many biblical texts which call us to act on behalf of others.  It was written by John Birch.

Prayer of Confession

God of Love,
when your children suffer,
are displaced,
persecuted, or worse
your heart is saddened,
you cry out for justice.
When apathy dulls our hearts
and we do not speak out,
forgive us.
When we are slow to respond
and lives are lost,
forgive us.
Give us a heart for justice
and a prophetic voice,
that this world might see
your love in action
through our lives and words.

~ written by John Birch, and posted on Faith and Worship.