Jun 16, 2019

Prayer of Confession: Lord, I Need You


Here’s a congregational act of confession which incorporates Matt Maher’s Lord, I Need You (a song inspired by lines from the traditional hymn, I Need Thee Ev’ry Hour). This prayer was put together by Greg Scheer (see the link to his website below). The sung portions of the prayer are in italics.

Call to Confession

Let us bow before our holy and loving God, confessing our sins with honestly and faith:

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You're the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Confession and Assurance

Holy God, you see into our hearts.
You see the true selves we try to hide from others,
the sins we fear would destroy our images,
the evils that lurk so deep within us we can scarcely name them,
the unholy habits that have been with us so long 
that they no longer prick our consciences.

But you also see in us Jesus Christ,
the Holy One who took on our sin
and covers us in his righteousness.
Forgive us for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Savior.

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
Where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Call to Renewed Living

So teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
When I cannot stand I'll fall on You
Jesus, You're my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

~ written by Greg Scheer, http://www.gregscheer.com/