Sep 22, 2014

Prayer of Confession: God Forgive

Here’s a confession written by C. Welton Gaddy.

Prayer of Confession

God, forgive my incompleteness:
not growing in Christ,
not expanding my knowledge of the Scriptures,
not developing all my talents.

God, forgive my disinterest:
a lack of concern for needs around me,
apathy regarding the lostness of millions,
blindness to hurts I could help heal.

God, forgive my dishonesty:
taking the easy way rather than the right way,
speaking in one manner while living in another,
silencing truth to preserve tranquility,
settling for less than what is best,
loving tradition more than obeying your pioneering Spirit.

God, forgive my loudness:
talking when I should be listening,
proclaiming when I should be studying,
busying myself with new tasks
when I should be finding a quiet place to rest.

God, forgive my silence:
feeling love and failing to whisper it,
reeling with joy and not shouting hallelujah,
knowing truth and forfeiting an opportunity to share it,
sensing a need to share my faith and squelching the impulse.
God, please forgive me.

~ Written by C. Welton Gaddy, from http://1stholistic.com/Spl_prayers/prayer_forgive_gaddy.htm. © 1998-2004, ICBS Inc.  Posted in The Communion of Saints: Resources from the Worldwide Church, http://www.reformedworship.org/article/june-2005/communion-saints-resources-worldwide-church by Anne E. Zaki, on the Reformed Worship website. http://www.reformedworship.org/