Prayers of Confession on Dependence

Everyone: Holy God, we live our lives struggling in our own burdens and failing to trust You with all the things that hold us down.

Leader: Your Scripture says, “Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”

Everyone: We chase material things and success that fades. We prioritize our schedules above our faith.

Leader: Your Scripture says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.”

Everyone: We live as if hope doesn’t exist. We fail to see the bigger picture of the needs of the world that You have called us to serve.

Leader: Your Scripture says, “He saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done, but because of His own purpose and grace.”

Everyone: We carry grudges, avoid conflict, and live in dysfunctional relationships instead of seeking wholeness and reconciliation.

Leader: Your Scripture says, “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.”

Everyone: We don’t live as if Your promises are true. We don’t give You our whole lives and follow You in the gift of Your forgiveness.

Leader: Your Scripture says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have eternal life.”

Everyone: Help us to daily live in the gift of Your forgiveness. Help us to serve and live holy lives out of that gift. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

Merciful God, if we are honest, we recognize that every fiber of our being is impacted by our imperfections and sins. Even our acts of obedience and faithfulness are overshadowed by our tendencies toward selfishness. Please show us our complete dependence upon you as we silently confess our sins to you now… 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Father in heaven, I have a problem called sin. It makes me do things I don’t want to do, say things I don’t want to say, and think things I don’t want to think. It keeps me from living fully for You each day. I want to be free. I want to obey You and Your word. I want to be a light of hope to a hurting world. I want my life to count. I want to be a Sent One. I need Your forgiveness. I need Your help. Today and every day. In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church