Here are prayers of Approach and Confession for Trinity Sunday, Year C. They were written by Rev. Fiona Reynolds, Minister at Monifieth Parish Church in Scotland.
Prayers of Approach and Confession
power behind all we see
grace beyond all we know
love before all we meet,
We cannot comprehend your majesty
we only know your presence in our lives:
you, who knew us before we were born
you, who will cradle us after our last breath…
We cannot encompass your glory
instead we marvel at all the works your hand has made
and we worship and adore you.
It seems too good to be true
that you would care for mere mortals like us…
in our messy lives
often caught-up in trivialities,
that you would mould us in your own image
social creatures with a divine spark…
So good, we’d rather not believe:
rather not see your image in those around us
crying out for love and companionship
rather not see your wisdom underpinning creation
groaning at our wanton waste and exploitation
God above all, help us with our unbelief
our self-preserving acts
which isolate and harm…
Pour mercy into our hearts and souls
giving us eyes to see and ears to hear
in every person
For your greatness is seen in all the world:
may our words and actions be our praise of you
reaching up and out
into your Kingdom,
made real for us in the person of Jesus
who taught us so much
including how to pray:
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever, AMEN.
~ submitted by Rev. Fiona J. Reynolds, Minister, Monifieth Parish Church in Scotland