Confession of Burdens

 

Leader: God we confess to you…

Men: The hardness of our hearts.

Women: And that we choose to listen to our own voices instead of Yours.

Leader: God we confess to you…

Women: All the times that we try and hide from you.

Men: In the hurriedness of our schedules & lives

Women: Under desks and blankets.

Leader: And behind fake smiles and saying “I’m ok”

 

Leader: God we confess to you…

Men: The times that we run away or think we know better than you

Women: The times that we refuse to speak the words of mercy and grace that you give us to.

Leader: God we confess to you…

Women: We are weary of carrying these burdens

Men: And the need to prove ourselves to you.

Leader: Forgive us for the idols we have created.

 

Leader: God we are a people desperate to believe your promise. So today we boldly ask you to remind us …

Men: That there is no where we can flee from Your Spirit.

Women: That whether we go up to the heavens or make our bed in the depths, that you are there.

Leader: That our souls may find rest in You alone O God.

Women: That we can pour out our hearts to You.

Men: That You alone are our refuge Jesus.

Leader: God may we no longer hide ourselves from You but find ourselves hidden in You.

 

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