Prayers of Confession on Being an Example


Merciful and mighty God, you plant your seed in all kinds of soil. You speak, hoping that the whole world will listen and heed what you say. We struggle to follow your word. We fail to live up to your example. We like to pick and choose the recipients of your grace and our kindness.  We show love to people who seem most deserving and often leave the rest behind. Strengthen us to turn away from our self-centered tendencies, and forgive us for these and all of our sins.  We confess in silence…

20 seconds of silence.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick

Gracious and loving God, we stand before You today as sinners in need of redemption and grace. So much of our time and energy goes into projecting positive images of ourselves. We want others to think that we are strong, smart, and independent. Our desire is for the people in our lives to see us as a “success.” And yet every single day we fail to do that which we know is right, and we continue to do that which we know is wrong. Forgive us and help us celebrate the fact that You loved us enough to sacrifice Your only Son on the cross and, as a result, we no longer need to impress You and others. We only need to follow the example that Christ set before us. Grant us the strength and courage to live and love each day as faithful followers. In Christ’s Name we pray. Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church