Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Isaiah 35: 1-10. It comes from the Ministry Matters website.
Prayer of Confession
Patient Lord, forgive our lack of faith in your loving power.
We look around us and all that we see is what we don’t have.
We fail to notice the daily blessings you lavish upon us.
Clear our blindness to the needs of others.
Strengthen us and move us from lame excuses for not serving you.
Help us to truly listen to one another,
not with our pat answers ready, but with loving and generous hearts.
Heal us and make us ready to truly be your disciples.
In Jesus’ Name, we pray. AMEN.
Words of Assurance
Behold and believe in the wondrous power and love of God!
It is poured out for you and for God’s beloved world.
Rejoice in this good news,
for it is given especially to you. Amen.
~ posted on the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/