Prayer of Confession: Salt and Light

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Matthew 5: 14-16.  It was posted on the Emmaus Church website.

(inspired by Matthew 5: 14-16)

We have developed a stutter
when it comes to being salt and light in your world, O Lord.
Our prayer is that we might covet the freedom
to respond to your love for us
with all our heart and soul and mind and strength.
Forgive us our caution,
our self-consciousness,
our fear of spontaneity,
the praises that get stuck on our stuttering tongues.
Make of us the glad and contagious followers you created us to
be, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

~ posted on the Emmaus Church website.