Prayer of Confession: Isaiah 1

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Isaiah 1.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Isaiah 1)

O God,
your call for justice is so clear
that we are amazed at how easily
we fail to hear you
over the din of daily life.
We want to cease to do evil.
We want to learn to do good.
Yet, we rarely do all we can
to rescue, defend, and plead
for those in need.

As you have sought us out,
so we seek your pardon.
Grant us courage, we pray,
as persons, as communities, and as nations,
to bring about the justice you desire. Amen.

~ from the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website.