Apr 17, 2016

Prayer of Confession: Clean and Unclean

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Acts 11:1-18 (Peter’s vision in Joppa).  It was written by Rev. Doug Hagler, Calvary Presbyterian Church of Wyncote, PA, and posted on LiturgyLink.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Acts 11:1-18)

God of the clean and the unclean,
we too easily think we can see from your point of view.

We exclude, hold grudges and nurse contempt,
all the while hiding ourselves
for fear we too would be found wanting.

We think we are justified
because we are made holy by your love,
and we assume holiness means more like us.

We forget, or never really knew,
that all you touch is holy,
and that you created all that is.

So when we exclude, we exclude you.
When we hold grudges, we hate you.
When we show contempt,
we are contemptuous of those you love.

May we be made holy in truth,
loving as you love, clean and unclean alike.

~ written by Rev. Doug Hagler, Calvary Presbyterian Church of Wyncote, PA, and posted on LiturgyLink. https://www.liturgylink.net/