Here’s a corporate act of confession inspired by Genesis 3 and 1 Corinthians 15. It was written by Greg Scheer.
Call to Confession
Since the Garden, God has been calling to us, “Where are you?”
Since the Garden, humans have been hiding in shame.
Let’s stop hiding and bring our sins to light.
Prayer of Confession
Our God, you created the world and called it good.
You created man and woman in your image
and called them very good.
But we have been deceived by half-truths and false promises.
We have tasted temptation and it is bitter in our mouths.
We thought our desire for forbidden fruit would bring us wisdom,
but it brought us only the curse of pain and death.
Please cover us in your love.
Take away our sin.
Restore our relationship with you, our God.
Words of Assurance
1 Corinthians 15 tells us:
For since death came through a man,
the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.
For as in Adam all die,
so in Christ all will be made alive.
Thanks be to God!
He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
~ written by Greg Scheer (www.gregscheer.com). Permission granted for non-commercial use.