Resources and reflections for worship planners and leaders
Jan 2, 2018
Here is a prayer of confession and commitment for Epiphany. It was
written by Walter Brueggemann, and posted on Journey with Jesus.
On Epiphany day,
we are still the people walking.
We are still people in the dark,
and the darkness
looms large around us,
beset as we are by
a dozen alienations
that we cannot manage.
We are — we could be — people of your light.
So we pray for the light of your glorious
as we wait for your
we pray for the light of your wondrous grace
as we exhaust our
we pray for your gift of newness that
will override our
we pray that we may see and know and hear and
in your good rule.
That we may have energy, courage, and freedom to enact
your rule through the demands
of this day.
We submit our day to you and
to your rule, with deep joy and high hope.
~ written by Walter Brueggemann (b. 1933), in Prayers
for a Privileged People (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008), p. 163. Posted
on Journey with Jesus. http://www.journeywithjesus.net/.