Prayers of Confession on Assurance

Heavenly Father, give us hearts that wait with faith.  Build in us the assurance that you are at work and in control.  Forgive us for our impatience, our uneasiness, and our wandering desires when we do not feel that we have what we need.  Help us to see and to rejoice in the fruit that you are bearing in our own lives and in the lives of those around us—in the small things as well as the big things—and guide us to rest our concerns and anxieties in you.  We pray these things in the name of the one who shows us your peace, Christ Jesus.  Hear us as we continue our prayers in silence…

Submitted by Allen Thompson

Dear Lord Jesus, we feel our sins. They bite and gnaw and terrify us. Where shall we go? We will look to You, Lord Jesus, and believe in You. Although our faith is often weak, we look to You and find assurance, for You have promised, “He that believes in Me shall have everlasting life.” Our conscience is burdened and our sins make us tremble, but You have said:  “Be of good cheer, your sins are forgiven and I will raise you up on the last day and you shall have eternal life.” We cannot do any of this for ourselves. We come to You for help.  Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church