Apr 8, 2018

Confession: Luke 24


Here’s a prayer of confession and words of assurance inspired by Luke 24:36-53. It was written by Joanna Harader and posted on Spacious Faith.

Prayer of Confession
inspired by Luke 24:36-53

God, You have told us to trust in you with all of our hearts.
You have told us not to lean on our own understanding.

And so we try to trust,
but we get very nervous when we don’t understand.

We don’t understand what you mean by
“This bread is my body.”
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.”


We don’t understand who will betray you
or why
or what that will mean for us.


We don’t understand how death is victory.
We don’t understand post-resurrection life–yours or ours.
We don’t understand why you ask us to stay here,
And we’re afraid we will somehow miss the power
when it comes down from on high.

Silence

Assurance of Pardon

Jesus is gentle with our doubts.
The Spirit offers us peace in the midst of our lack of understanding.
The One who created us leads us step by step into deeper trust.
Thanks be to God. Amen. 

~ written by Joanna Harader, and posted on Spacious Faith. https://spaciousfaith.com/2012/11/07/wednesday-worship-piece-being-disciples/