Feb 11, 2018

Prayer of Confession for the Beginning of Lent


Here is a prayer of confession for the beginning of Lent. It was written by Rachel Hackenberg and posted on her website (see link below). If you’re interested, see also St. Augustine’s prayer, “Late have I loved you,” posted here.

Lent Confession

I have loved
too little
and too late.

                    I have disengaged
                    too easily and
                    too coolly.

                                           I have endured
                                           too fearfully and
                                           too immutably.

I have cherished
too sparingly
and too lightly.

                    I have waited
                    too patiently,
                    too tolerantly.

                                           I have remembered
                                           too selectively and
                                           too carelessly.

                     I have dared
                     too timidly and
                     too composedly.

And again:
I have loved
too little and too late. 

~ written by Rachel Hackenberg and posted on rachel g. hackenberg. https://rachelhackenberg.com/tag/liturgy/