Aug 12, 2013

Confession: Exodus 32: 7-14

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Exodus 32:7-14 and Psalm 51:1-10, two of the suggested scripture readings for Proper 19, Year C.  It was written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Exodus 32: 7-14 and Psalm 51: 1-10)

Listen O God,
listen and look into our hearts.
You know, Lord, all our sin.

Listen, O God,
listen and look into our hearts.
See and hear, O God,
we lift up our sin to you. 
We name it in silence,
and we repent of the evil we have done
by word and deed,
by omission and commission.

Listen, O God,
listen and look into our hearts

(silent prayers)

Although we are not worthy, O Lord,
we ask you to hear our plea.
Touch us Lord and make us whole.
We ask it by the grace shown to us by Jesus.  Amen.

~ written by Rev. Richard J. Fairchild, and posted on the Kir-shalom website.