Sep 25, 2013

Prayer: Measuring Faithfulness

Here’s a prayer of confession from the archives of Mennonite Church USA.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Luke 18: 9-14)

Lord God in heaven,
we confess that we try to measure our faithfulness
by comparing ourselves with others.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us as sinners.

Forgive us O God where we fail to see your Spirit’s work in others,
in those who have lived before us. 
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us as sinners.

Forgive us for choosing comfort and convenience over faithfulness.
Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us as sinners.