Confession -Moral Inventory

Leader: Jesus, tonight we come before you a broken and misshaped people. People thinking that we know everything and have it all together.

All: A people who would rather be the head than the thumb, liver, kidney, or arm that you have created us to be. 

Leader: God, tonight we beg you to forgive the resentments and grudges we hold against others. For the people who have hurt us that we have been unable to forgive.

(silence)

Leader: Lord in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: For the selfish things we do and the ways that we have put ourselves at the center of our universe, putting ourself first in every situation….instead of you and your children.

(silence)

Leader, Lord in your mercy,

All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Spirit, convict us of our own dishonesty and the secrets that we harbor.

(silence)

Leader: Lord in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer

Leader: God, you say that perfect love casts out fear, and that fear really has to do with punishment. Tonight, we our unable to even give voice to the things that are buried so deeply inside of us. We pray that you would take those from us tonight because we don’t have the strength to give them to you.

(Silence)
Leader: Lord in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Jesus. We pray tonight that you would prompt us to action, for the amends and apologies that will bring healing.

(Silence)

Leader: Lord in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: God…we confess that we have missed the mark. That we are sinners. That we struggle with kindness and loving others, that we have so many areas that we could be better and that we don’t always remember that life is worth living because of what you have done for us. Stir up inside of us yet again Spirit. Bring light into the darkness and life out of death.

(Silence)

Leader: Lord in your mercy,
All: Hear our prayer.

Leader: Forgive us for Jesus sake.
All: Amen

 

 

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