Confession of Enemies

Silence

 

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy and immortal

have mercy on us.

 

For we give to others what we believe they deserve,

we hold others accountable to our own measure,

we rule as if we are the rule.

 

God, we have enemies,

and for this we are ashamed.

 

We have lived for revenge.

We have struck out with words and action,

by witholding words and inaction.

 

God, may we not reap what we sow.

God, may we not be judged as we have been judged.

Have mercy on us, sinners in your hand.

 

Teach us to be just, O Justice.

Teach us to forgive, you who are Forgiveness.

Teach us to love you who is LOVE.

 

You were, you are, and you are coming.

Judge us with mercy.

AMEN.

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