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Failing to Listen to One Another; One Body

Prayer of Confession We confess we fail to listen to one another. We focus on what we want and blame one another. We see the future and yearn for the past. We see traditions and assume they are outdated. Help

Posted in 1 Corinthians, 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, 1 Corinthians 12:13-26, 1 Corinthians 12:14-20, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Ezra, Ezra 1, Ezra 1:1-4, 3:1-4, 10-13, Ezra 3, New Testament, Old Testament

Sharing Ourselves & Resources

Prayer of Confession (unison)We want to do as you require. We try. We want to use our resources of time, talent, and money for the furtherance of your unfolding kin_dom. But we confess we’ve failed to live into our potential

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Posted in 2 Kings, 2 Kings 22, 2 Kings 22:1-20, Confession of Sin & Assurance, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Passing of the Peace

And you weep.

Prayer of Confession Mother of Us All: You call to us across the generations. Expressing your love, you nudge us to love and care for the planet and all who inhabit her. We turn away from the earth and from

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Hosea, Hosea 11, Hosea 11:1-9, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Forgive Our Choices

Prayer of Confession We choose security.We choose comfort.We choose things and entertainment.All while our neighbors suffer and do without.  Forgive us for our focus on the ways of our secular world rather than your ways of radical love and sacrificial

Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 18, 1 Kings 18:21-39, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Old Testament

Make Us Like Rain

Prayer of Confession Sacred Spirit: Like kings of old, we posture. Determined to define ourselves against one another, we forget we are called to be one humanity. Like Rehoboam, we can make the lives of our neighbors more difficult. Forgive

Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 12, 1 Kings 12:1-17, Confession of Sin & Assurance, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Obvious & Subtle

Prayer of Confession You appear to us in this way and that way. Sometimes you show up in our neighbors’ face and sometimes you’re as dramatic as a burning bush. Still we don’t see you. We are too focused elsewhere

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Exodus, Exodus 3, Exodus 3:1-15, Exodus 3:1-5, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Release Us From Repetition

Prayer of Confession TogetherDivine One: Our world is filled with struggles. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we know we would be tempted and do it again. Release us from repeating our mistakes. Though

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 32, Genesis 32:22-32, narrative lectionary, Old Testament
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