Prayer of Confession

Posted: December 21, 2012 by J in General

I’d like to have a prayer of confession that we can use in our service. I don’t like the traditional ones that make us sound like rank pagans. Or the modern toothless ones that stick to safe generalities. So I’m having a go at writing one myself. Here’s my first effort. You guys are my brains trust, I could really do with some feed back.

 

Holy Father, you sent your son into the world to save sinners,

So that we might become dead to sin

and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Sin is no longer our master,

yet we foolishly follow its desires.

Our hearts give way to fear and unbelief.

Through bitterness, anger and evil thoughts

we grieve your Spirit.

We close our hearts to the poor

and cling to what we have.

We judge others harshly.

We have freely received,

yet we do not freely give.

Father, have mercy on us.

Forgive us our sins

and establish us in your grace.

Renew us by your Spirit,

so that we might walk in love, and so fulfil your law.

May Christ be formed in us

until we display his goodness in our lives.

Amen.

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Comments
  1. Charlie Ellis says:

    Looks good Jono. Don’t fully understand the last line, ‘May Christ be formed in us until we display his goodness in our lives.’ Maybe re-phrase it?

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