Sunday, 2 July 2017

2. A Prayer of Confession

(For a time of ending and regret)

This is not an easy day
to sit with friends and wonder
at a heaviness of heart.
It is not an easy time
for experiencing the fullness of life
and the story of your grace…
not with the knowledge of failure
and the regret of work incomplete, not with mistakes made and forgiveness withheld…

So we ask, merciful God,
for your forgiveness, so that we might learn to forgive,
for your blessing, so that we might bless,
for your gifts, that we might become generous.
Heal our wounds,
that we might live wholly and holy for you.

Words of Assurance

God loved us before we knew how to pray.
God loves us even as we pray.
God will love us beyond our prayers and our dreamings.

It is Jesus who says to us,
“Your sins are forgiven!”
Thanks be to God!

(C) 2017, A.Koh-Butler

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