Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Lent 3A. It was written by Rev. Gord.
Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Exodus 17: 1-7, John 4: 5-42)
God of Living Water, you call us to come and drink.
So why do we sit here and complain that there is not enough water?
You call us to strike the rocks of our world and let your Living Water flow.
But we do not trust enough that the spring is there.
We want to find the water on our own, using our own wisdom.
You call us to share the Water of Life with the world around us.
But we believe that the water is limited,
not abundant and so we are tempted to save it for ourselves.
For all the times we turn away from your Water,
for all the times we sully the Water by misusing it,
for all the times we let others go thirsty instead of offering a drink,
Forgive us we pray.
...time of silent prayer...
The Water of Life flows with abundance to fill us with hope,
to cleanse us of our guilt, to float us to a new life.
Washed in the Living Water,
we are forgiven and set free to live abundant life.
Thanks and praise to God. Amen.
~ written by Rev Gord, and posted on Worship Offerings. http://worshipofferings.blogspot.ca/