Feb 23, 2015

Prayer of Confession: Following Jesus

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Jesus’ teaching in Mark 8: 31-38 and Matthew 16:24-26.  It was written by Joanna Harader, and posted on Spacious Faith.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Matthew 16:24-26, Mark 8:31-38)

God, we humble ourselves now in confession:
We want to be followers of Jesus,
but we do not always want to follow Jesus.
We don’t even want to listen
when the conversation turns toward darkness and death.
We prefer to indulge ourselves.
We are eager to put down our crosses.
We cling tightly to our lives.
We grasp at worldly rewards.
Holy and loving God,
forgive all of our thoughts and actions
that would protect us from the path of Christ.

 ~ written by Joanna Harader, and posted on Spacious Faith. http://spaciousfaith.com/