Dec 30, 2016

Confession: Under Cover of Darkness

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Isaiah 60:1-3. It was written by Teri Peterson, and posted on LiturgyLink.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Isaiah 60:1-3)

Your light shines in the darkness, O God,
and we confess that sometimes we prefer to hide
under cover of darkness,
where we are free to participate in injustice,
to hurt others and ourselves,
to do whatever it takes to get ahead,
to operate only in our comfort zone without challenge.

We forget that your light of true freedom will shine,
calling us to a more excellent way.

We forget that the promise of a child
is a promise for the future—
that there is more beyond us,
beyond our desires,
beyond our brokenness,
beyond our understanding.

Forgive our short-sightedness.
Forgive our hardened hearts.
Forgive our complicity in systems that hurt and abuse
your earth, your people, your church, your world.
Shine your light again this day,
that we may see and follow your path.

~ written by Teri Peterson, The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL. Posted on LiturgyLink.