Confession: A World of Beauty

Here’s a prayer of confession from John Birch’s Faith and Worship website.

Prayer of Confession

“The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.
When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.” Psalm 145:15-16

You have given us a world of beauty, and we have spoilt it.
A world to feed us, and so many go hungry.
A world of riches, and we are unwilling to share.
A world to care for, and we think only of ourselves.
Forgive us, gracious God,
for those times your heart is saddened by our selfishness;
for those times we have no thought for others, no cares but ours.
Enable us to see this world anew as a gift from you, to be shared and nurtured,
and those who live upon it to be loved and cared for. Amen

~ adapted from John Birch’s Faith and Worship website.