Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Mark 8:31-38 and Psalm 17:1. It was written by Amy Loving, and posted on The Worship Closet.
(inspired by Mark 8:31-38, Psalm 17:1)
El-Shaddai – God Almighty –
we have failed to serve you faithfully.
Our lives are anything but blameless.
You invite us to see with a new vision,
but we continue in our old ways.
You call us to set aside our own desires
so that we may embrace your desires,
but we are stubborn and refuse to let go.
Lord, rebuke our shameful ways.
Guide us to find our place, directly behind Christ.
Teach us to take up our crosses
and follow wherever you lead, we pray.
~ written by Amy Loving, and posted on The Worship Closet: The Place for Creative Worship Ideas. http://worshipcloset.com/baptism-of-the-lord-sunday-year-b-words-for-worship/