May 19, 2019

Confession: Easter 6 Year C

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by the suggested scripture readings for Easter 6, Year C.  They were written by Nancy Townley.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by John 14:23-29, Revelation 21:1-10, 22-22:5)

You know how easy it is for us to sit here,
tethered to our darkness and fear.
We get bound up by chains of mistrust.
We dare not to hope,
for so many times before we have been disappointed.
So we sit here and wonder where you are.
We are not unlike the disciples
who wondered also, who feared.

Lord, come to us in our darkness.
Flood us with your powerful light of love and mercy.
Help open our eyes to the good news of your eternal glory.
Give to us visions of the place in which love and hope will reign.
Forgive our stubborn resistance to your mercy and your love.
For we ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN.

Words of Assurance

Let the light of God’s eternal love flood into your hearts this day.
Feel the healing presence of God in your lives.
Accept God’s love and hope for you.
This is the gift freely given for you by Jesus Christ,
God’s risen Son our Lord. AMEN.

~ written by Nancy Townley, and posted on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website.