Jul 25, 2013

Prayer: Psalm 103

Here’s a prayer of confession and thanksgiving inspired by Psalm 103. It comes from the Lutheran World Relief website.

A Prayer based upon Psalm 103

Lord of steadfast love and mercy,
Through your Word, you have set promises before your people.
Promises for good and not for evil,
Promises for care and not for harm,
Promises fulfilled through life and death,
Promises realized through sorrow and joy.

You have washed us clean, and guided us in righteousness.
Eternal is your Word and life-altering your love.

Still, we have strayed all too often and trusted too little.
Our words have been cold, and our hearts closed off.
In emptiness we have trusted and falseness we have acted.

Yet you have washed us clean, and guided us in righteousness.
Eternal is your Word and life-altering your love.

In these seasons of giving and thanksgiving,
remind us of that love which knows no bounds.
Guide us in your desire for justice and forgiveness.
And teach us to give, even as you are giving.

In the name of your Son Jesus Christ, we pray.
Amen


~ from Lutheran World Relief.  Posted on Seasonings for the Synod. http://seasoningsforthesynod.blogspot.ca/2010/11/prayer-based-upon-psalm-103.html