PRAYER OF CONFESSION *INVITATION TO CONFESSION Forgive us, O God, for being so very human at times, and help us to continue to grow into the people you created us to be, through Christ our Lord. This we pray in Jesus’ name. I am preaching on the story of the “bent-over woman.”. Forgive us. When we are harsh, gentle our spirit. Encourage us and change us, help us and inspire us, CALL TO CONFESSION. save your servant who trusts in you. Prayer of Confession Hear our prayer.. From one another and from You.. For fear of being rejected when we reach out.. To a wholeness with each other and with You.. ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS *PRAYER OF CONFESSION Holy God, you know us better than we know ourselves, and you see us more clearly. I would like not only to use the prayer, but also to adapt and adopt it for the Sunday I have in mind. Pastor Steve Khang (Living Grace Ministry). Help us to open up our hearts, wide in love and grace, and so be living examples of your good news. Great and gracious God, What do we confess this day? There are too many horrific stories, and not enough hopeful ones. Amen. We ask for your love so that we will love in return. We confess to you, merciful God, What is your recipe called? Therefore, let us make our confession before God and one another, first in silent prayer. That we are called to be with them in the dark, and to bring light. We have ignored your call, I am a retired Presbyterian Pastor and was asked to lead an Ash Wednesday service for United Campus Ministries here in Terre Haute, IN. And we make it worse. COMMUNAL PRAYER We ask that you make us whole, through the love of Jesus. CALL TO CONFESSION Please help us. God, open our lips to speak for justice. Amen. and we forgot to see what is small – Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace. The pain that keeps us awake at night, PRAYER OF CONFESSION Lewis, by all means use this prayer and feel free to adapt it as fits your setting. folly, and sin Sometimes shame clenches tightly around our hearts, and we hide our true feelings. We come before you in need of healing: Confessional Prayer for Peace. For some, sin is hurting someone else. Amen. that in tranquility your kingdom Amen. upheld by your strength We trust that in the jumble of all of this, you are present. in the name of him the true love of peace. Turn us away from that which harms, and turn us to you, the One who heals. Thanks be to God for this gift! Amen. Let us now pray to God about those things. Amen. Sure, Dan, that’s fine. Holy God, hear our prayer. I’m glad these are useful. Thanks be to God! CALL TO CONFESSION So help us in all of this, so that we truly are your partners in service and mission. When we box you in, See the Thanksgiving Day Worship Resource Index. We would rather pursue intellectual arguments than live the gospel. This is our prayer, offered in the name of Christ. Thank you for sharing these prayers! Philippians 4:6-7 says, "I will not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make my requests known to God. Through the power and love of Christ, in whose name we pray. and with differing talents Amen. Author of life and Source of all hope, I wonder if we have noticed the significance of our public prayer of confession coming immediately after the sermon and preceding the communion service proper. Alleluia! I meditate by cutting paper into quarter-inch squares and gluing them down to make a picture. familiar stories that we thought we loved. Loving and merciful God, you know our hearts and you know our lives. We seek your presence with us in the darkness and the light, Let us pray, first in silence. Our church used the Good Friday prayer of confession on Sunday; the line “our souls are shredded…” especially touched my heart. We pray for the courage to admit our fault, Scripturally-based resources for worship planners and leaders, “Like trying to get an octopus into a paper bag.” ~ survey response. that I may fear your name. And so we live our lives imperfectly, for we are flawed. No, we are loveable precisely because God loves us. Peace is my umpire. Planning on using some of your prayers of confession in our upcoming services. Do not let our diversity divide us, Your children die of preventable diseases while we pop an aspirin for the slightest ache. In the days to come, remind us of your love and grace. We hold grudges for a long time, and we do not reconciliation with those from whom we are estranged. Recreated in your image, Dear God, thank you for the gift of forgiveness. With our heads bowed and our hearts held high, let us bring to God all that is in our hearts, the whole of our lives. Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to You. Give us strength to do our part. are condemned to live in want. And we were afraid. Prayer of Confession: Peace Here’s a confessional prayer for peace based on the parables of Jesus. We ask for your help and your power to change. With that trust, let us pray together: Holy God, we confess to you our pain: Amen. Will it be ‘love’? By your Spirit, *COMMUNAL PRAYER Kindle in the hearts of all people and opportunity to make amends. A Prayer of Confession. Forgive us, and more than that, We saw the happy faces of friends; And in humility and hope, we ask for your help to do better, to reconcile, to heal, to soothe, to build up. These, however, just might work as our response as the message leads into Confession and then into the moments of silence and then hymn. And we gave it all to You. He wrote many Psalms expressing His love for God and his desire to be right with Him. We ask that some of your greatness infuse our smallness. that sufficient food may be found for all; May I use the one at the top which really speaks into the present Covid19 season? We need to be forgiven for our sin, for our mistakes, for mistaking what the world values with what you value. Amen. Still, we engage in confession, admitting to God all that rests uneasily in our hearts. Yet there are times, O God, when we fail to recognize you in the dailyness of our lives. ( Log Out / Beth, these prayers are beautiful. Amen. God knows that, and wants to help us make things right. Set us free to love and to live. following You, O Lamb, not into death but into life. Remind us that you give us grace so that we can be your people. in their time of desperation and need. I give you the last word, O God. Blessings to you. Amen. Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. “To confess is not only to acknowledge a truth we have held from ourselves all along, breathing quietly, alone and in secret what we could not initially give a voice, but a hopeful dedication to a larger power that might make us powerless to commit the selfsame sin again.”. Prayer for Peace O God, who would fold both heaven and earth in a single peace: Let the design of your great love lighten upon the waste of our wraths and sorrows: and give peace to your Church, peace among nations, peace in our dwellings, and peace in our hearts: through your Son our Savior Jesus Christ. I have hoarded. For the forgiveness we seek for the sin we have allowed to persist; You are most welcome. Go forth and walk the path of the Lord (Isaiah 2) Celtic Prayer for Peace Benediction: Jeremiah 29:1-14 Benediction: Blessed are the Peacemakers Blessing that we, like Mary, will magnify you, and rejoice in God our Savior. In Jesus Christ we are forgiven. You hear us cry “Gloria!” and “Praise!” And our hands grow limp from inaction. Forgive me, O Lord, and help me to follow your teaching and live a life that is pleasing to you, so that your face may once again shine upon me. Amen. all thoughts of truth and peace In the name of Christ, who brought us closer to you, we pray. You give us your wisdom and you uphold us by your Spirit. I have ignored. fear has taken root in the souls of our being. Alleluia, amen. Blessings to you and the good people of 2nd Pres! We confess to you our pain: For not trusting the love that surrounds us; We look to the darkness and not to the light. Amen. Hope that you will not hold our sin against us, In your mercy, make us instruments of your peace, that your name may be hallowed, your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven, through Jesus Christ our Lord. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Hear us now say, “Help us to change; turn us around, In our remarkable moments and our awful ones. Hi Sarah – I love it! Dear God, sometimes I mess up. We cannot flee from God, the psalmist reminds us. I guard my mind and my heart with the peace of God. Heal us, heal all, and make us whole.
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