Prayer of Confession: Proper 27C

Here’s a prayer of confession for Proper 27C from The Rev. Catherine Rolling.  It was posted on the United Church of Christ website.

Prayer of Confession

O God, we long to rest in you,
to trust in your goodness, in your care for us,
in your abundant life.
But we don’t know how to rest
And we have forgotten how to trust:
We seek material goods that we don’t really need. 
We befriend people not always out of love. 
We ask questions of you like the Sadducees did of Jesus,
questions that try only to prove our point,
not to grow in understanding of your desires for us.
Slow us down, Holy One.
Attend to us, Holy One, 
And show us that you are our salvation and our resting place.

Silent confession.....

Assurance of Pardon

God is God of the living. 
The Holy One will make a place for you
that is full of life and love,
forgiveness and humility,
kindness and justice. 
Your belonging to God is your salvation. 
You may rest in that truth.

~ from Hold on to Faith: Service Prayers for the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, written by The Rev. Catherine Rolling.  Posted on the Worship Ways page of the United Church of Christ website.