Prayer of Confession and Commitment

Here’s a responsive prayer of commitment and confession from Rev Gord’s Worship Offerings website.

Prayer for Assurance of Grace

God of Grace, you call us to be different from the world,
but the world is seductive, and so we come here to be strengthened.
God of Vision, you hold before us an alternate way of life,
different priorities, different loyalties, different values.
But we know that the world is not only seductive but powerful,
and so we are drawn in to following its priorities,
accepting its values, showing loyalty to its gods.
God who blesses the meek, the peacemakers, the merciful,
forgive us when we lose sight of these qualities,
when we misunderstand their role in the world.

...time of silent prayer...

Rejoice and be glad!
God is gracious and God offer blessings.
God calls us to life in the world,
God offers us the chance to explore how to live out God's vision.
We are called, we are forgiven, we are blessed.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

~ posted by Rev Gord on his blog, Worship Offerings.