Nov 23, 2013

Confession: James 5: 7-10

Here’s a responsive prayer of confession inspired by James 5: 7-10.  It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by James 5: 7-10)

Oh God, you call us to patience and diligence
in the painstaking work of your Reign,
But we get discouraged and give up too soon.
Lord, have mercy.
Oh God, you call us to collaborate in community
in the painstaking work of your Reign,
But we neither trust nor honor the gifts of others.
Christ, have mercy.
Oh God, you call us to be full of joyful confidence
In the painstaking work of your Reign,
But we burden ourselves with anxiety and fear.
Lord, have mercy.

(a moment of silent prayer)

Forgive us, O God,
and lead us in the ways of patience, community and joy.

~ written by The Rev. Susan A. Blain, and posted on the United Church of Christ’s Worship Ways website. http://www.ucc.org/worship/worship-ways/year-a/ace/advent-third-sunday-of.html