Sep 27, 2014

Prayer of Confession: The Word is Near

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Deuteronomy 30:14 (Romans 10:8). It was written by Rev. Susan A. Blain and Rev. Scott Ressman.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Deuteronomy 30:14, Romans 10:8)

When we do not listen to your voice in the depths of our own hearts,
calling us to love and forgive:
Lord have mercy.

When we do not listen to your voice in our common life,
calling us to welcome the stranger and create community:
Christ have mercy.

When we do not listen to your voice in our world,
calling us to work for justice and to make peace:
Lord have mercy.

Assurance of Pardon

The Word is very near to us, in our hearts and on our lips.
In Christ, we are forgiven; our lives are made new,
and our future of hope is restored.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

~ Written by Rev. Susan A. Blain and Rev. Scott Ressman. Posted on the United Church of Christ website. http://www.ucc.org/50/pdfs/worship-resources.pdf