Here’s a prayer of confession for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, Year A. It was written by Rev. Mindi and posted on Rev-o-lution.
Prayer of Brokenness/Confession
we come to You knowing that we have fallen away
from Your intentions for us.
We have followed the paths of greed and envy,
turned away from our brothers and sisters in need
in order to satisfy our own desires.
You gave Your life for us,
and yet we are willing to give so little at times.
Forgive us for not understanding that You laid down Your life for us.
Forgive us for not recognizing the sacrifice of love,
to live for others instead of ourselves.
Call us back, to repent, and return to the kingdom of God.
In Your precious Name we pray. Amen.
Blessing/Assurance of Pardon
Christ continues to lay down his life for us,
so that we might have life.
Christ continues to show us the way,
so that we might live into the truth and the life.
Christ continues to love us,
so that we might love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Know that you are forgiven, loved, and given new life. Amen.
~ written by Rev. Mindi, and posted on Rev-o-lution. http://rev-o-lution.org/