Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance inspired by Jeremiah 2. It was written by Rev. Christopher Ney.
Confession and Assurance of Pardon
(inspired by Jeremiah 2)
Dear God, we have known you since the time
you led our ancestors from bondage to freedom.
We have found no fault in your promise.
Yet we wander from the path that you have set and
put our faith in other “gods”
which lead us away from justice, compassion and hospitality.
We forsake your blessing.
Forgive our faithlessness and our arrogance.
Restore us to right relationship with you
and all those in our midst.
God is merciful and slow to anger.
God seeks the lost and extends the invitation again and again.
God welcomes us when we turn to God.
Friends, believe the Good News of the Gospel,
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.
~ written by Rev. Christopher Ney, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/year-c/p/pentecost-ordinary-time-15.html