Jan 30, 2014

Confession: Salt and Light

Here’s a confession inspired by Matthew 5: 13-16.  It comes from the Christian Aid website.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Matthew 5:13-16)

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste,
how can its saltiness be restored?” Matthew 5:13

Lord, you placed us in the world to be its salt.
We were afraid of committing ourselves,
afraid of being stained by the world.
We did not want to hear what ‘they’ might say
and our salt dissolved as if in water.
Forgive us, Jesus.

Kyrie eleison (or Lord, have mercy)

Lord, you placed us in the world to be its light.
We were afraid of the shadows,
afraid of the poverty.
We did not want to know ‘difficult’ people
and our light slowly faded away.
Forgive us, Jesus.

Kyrie eleison (or Lord, have mercy)

Lord, you placed us in the world to live in community.
Thus you taught us to love,
to share in life,
to struggle for bread and for justice,
Your truth incarnate in our lives.
So be it, Lord Jesus.

~ Peggy M De Cuehlo, in Harvest Prayers, posted on the Christian Aid website.    http://www.christianaid.org.uk/