Jul 29, 2017

Prayer of Confession: Letting Go

Here is a prayer of confession inspired by Genesis 32:24-28, where Jacob wrestles with God. It was posted on the Third Space website.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Genesis 32:24-28)

God has stricken us                                        
And will bind up our wounds

We bring to God
all that is comfortable and self-satisfied in us,
and we let it go.

God has stricken us                                        
And will bind up our wounds

We bring to God the times we have avoided the struggle,
taken the line of least resistance, colluded, and let them go.

God has stricken us                                        
And will bind up our wounds

And because we believe that God does bless us,
we bring to God our questions and doubts and uncertainties,
and we offer them.

Bless us as you name us                                 
As those who have prevailed

We bring to God all that we find hard to deal with,
tasks, relationships, feelings,
 and we offer them

Bless us as you name us                                 
As those who have prevailed

We bring to God all the messy, unwinnable struggles
and adversities that we face,
and offer them

Bless us as you name us                                 
As those who have prevailed

~ posted on Third Space. http://third-space.org.uk/