Prayers of Confession on Abiding in Christ


The grace of God overflows for us through Christ Jesus, who came into the world to save sinners. We therefore, confess, holy and merciful God, our failure to be what you created us to be. You alone know how often we have sinned in wandering from your ways, in wasting your gifts, in forgetting your love. By your loving mercy, help us to live in your light, and abide in your ways as we silently confess our sins to you… 

Austin D. Hill

Prayer of Confession based on the Parable of the Sower

As we gather on your good earth,

before the bounty of your Word and Table,

and the majesty of your holy presence,

We remember and repent

Forgive us, Abiding One,

We keep you at a distance

We defy your bidding

We make it harder for people to know you

Forgive us, Saving One,

We deny our weakness

We wallow in our weakness

We take advantage of the weakness of others

Forgive us, Holy One,

We refuse your counsel

We waste your gifts

We withhold your compassion from others

Break through

Break through our hardened views,

lest the evil one win the day

Break through our gravelly hearts

lest we have no root and wither to nothing

Break through our thorny ways

lest our agendas and fears

choke the promise of your word

and smother a harvest worthy of your Name

Silent Confession

Prayer of Confession based on the parable of the sower © 2016 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com