Prayer of Confession: Luke 15

Here’s a confession inspired by the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15.  It was written by Joanna Harader (see links below).

Prayer of Confession: Space
(inspired by Luke 15: 11-32)

Holy One,
The space between us is too great–
this agonizing expanse between you and us:
The rift we have created by demanding our share.
The distance we have put between us as we flee to a far country.
The resentment we hold when things don’t seem fair.
Our refusal to join your gracious party.
Forgive each selfish request
each step away
each bitter thought
each joyless rejection.
Forgive us
and run toward us
with open arms.

~ written by Rev. Joanna Harader, and posted on LiturgyLink.  Joanna blogs at Spacious Faith.