Prayer of Confession {General}

I needed a Prayer of Confession last week that was general and just a nice reminder of the importance of taking a moment and talking to God about the times where we fell short throughout the week.  I love when the prayers tie directly into what the service is about, but we had a lot going on and there wasn’t really a good way to touch on everything.  I wrote this and I think I’ll use it again at some point!

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Prayer of Confession {General}
Rev. Sarah Weaver

Gracious and loving God, we come to you today, reflecting on the week gone by and also gathering strength and wisdom for the week that is to come. Help us to look carefully at the moments where we may have strayed from your mercy; where we made mistakes or spoke words that we now wish we could take back. Grant us the wisdom we will need to learn from our faults; from the imperfections that open us up to your grace. Illuminate the journey that lies ahead and remind us of your steadfast presence so that we can leave the safety of this worship space and be better equipped to proclaim the Goods News of Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

Reformation Sunday | Prayer of Confession

Here is the Prayer of Confession I will be using for worship this week!  It was written with Reformation Sunday in mind, but also carries themes of unity, covenant and love.  Enjoy!

Prayer of Confession | Reformation Sunday, Unity, Covenant, Love
Sarah E. Weaver (C) 2011

Loving God, whose gentle touch can carefully guide the restoration of unity: Help us along our journey towards peace. Forgive us for the times when we do not do the hard work required to honor our covenants with one another. Always allow your touch to be stronger than the resistance that we might give to it. Open our eyes to the cloud of witnesses who have come before us and worked towards a shared vision of shalom. Steer us to learn from both their successes and their failures. Do not give up on us, even when we stumble. Help us to love others as you love us – now and always. Amen.

Prayer Of Confession | Grace, Humility, Letting Go, Community

I wrote this Prayer of Confession for last Sunday’s worship service. It worked well with the sermon I preached on the sons of Zebedee. Enjoy!

Prayer of Confession | Grace, Humility, Letting Go, Community
Sarah E. Weaver (C) 2012

O God of indescribable grace, we come to you with the humble realization that sometimes we do fall short. We speak quickly out of frustration, react without love out of anger and hold onto resentment that really only weighs us down. Open us up so that we can truly feel the power of your presence in our lives. Help us to walk forward with strength and perseverance and to be Christ-like to the people we meet along our journeys. Amen.