Oct 15, 2017

Prayer of Confession: Proper 24A

Here’s an act of confession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Proper 24, Year A (Exodus 33, Matthew 22, Psalm 99).

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Exodus 33, Matthew 22:15-22)

God of mercy,
we place our trust in tangible things—
things we can see and touch—
and question whether you are really there.

Forgive us, Holy One,
when we fail to recognize
that you are always nearby,
patiently waiting for us to recognize
your presence and your glory.

Help us when we lose our way,
and forgive us when we forget
to whom we truly belong.

Lover of justice,
open our eyes to see you;
open our ears to hear you;
open our hearts to love you;
and open our hands to serve you.

Words of Assurance
(inspired by Exodus 33:14, Psalm 99)

When we cry to God, looking for favor in God’s sight,
God answers: “My presence will go with you,
and I will give you rest.”
In the power of the Spirit and in the name of Jesus,
we are forgiven!
We will rest in God’s mercy! 

~ posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/5455/worship-elements-october-19-2014