Confession: You Know Our Faults

Here’s a prayer of confession from Rev Ian Elston.  It was posted on the Starters for Sunday website.   

Prayer of Confession

Lord, You know our faults,
our failings, the waywardness of our affections,
the times when we fail to practise what we know,

Yet you love us still
You forgive us
Are there to comfort us
Cherish us
Guide us
Love us
We thank you for your undying eternal love

Give us grace to love what you command
and to desire what you promise,
that in all the changes and chances of this world,
our hearts may be surely fixed
where true contentment, true life is to be found,
in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

~ adapted from a longer prayer written by Rev Ian Elston, Kirkcaldy, Torbain.  Posted on the Church of Scotland’s Starters for Sunday website.