Nov 12, 2017

Confession: Faithful Stewards

Here’s a unison prayer of confession inspired by Jesus’ parable of the faithful steward in Matthew 25:14-30. It was posted on the Pacific Pilgrim website.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Matthew 25:14-30)

Lord of Creation,
we confess that we have squandered your gifts
and used them as if they had been given for us alone. 
We have not loved you with our whole heart.
We have failed to be an obedient church.
We have not done your will,
we have broken your law,
we have rebelled against your love,
we have not loved our neighbors,
and we have not heard the cry of the needy.
Forgive us, we pray.  
Free us for joyful obedience,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Words of Assurance

Hear the Good News:
We have not been faithful in all things.
But our God still welcomes us with patience and kindness.
Therefore, as people of God’s promise,
let us receive forgiveness, embrace hope, and faithfully respond, 
through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
Glory to to God!
We are forgiven.
We have hope.
We will respond. Amen. 

~ posted on the Pacific Pilgrim website.