Aug 5, 2013

Prayer: Psalm 139

Here’s a prayer of confession and petition inspired by Psalm 139.  It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain and Rev. Scott Ressman.

Prayer of Confession and Petition
(inspired by Psalm 139)

God, you know us better than we know ourselves.
You know our thoughts,
our weaknesses,
our motivations,
our sins.
And you love us still.
Forgive us when we don’t believe such love is true or possible;
When we wonder how You could love us just as we are,
when we forget our intricate construction,
fearfully,
wonderfully made,
in Your image!
Remove from our minds every thought which keeps us from you.
Break down the walls,
push aside the pride,
and help us to trust anew.
You know our hearts.
And you love us still.
Amen.

 ~ from All Things New, written by Rev. Susan A. Blain and Rev. Scott Ressman. Posted on the United Church of Christ website. http://www.ucc.org/50/pdfs/worship-resources.pdf