Prayers of Confession on Emotions


Heavenly Father, we confess that we often forget Who it is that we worship. You, Lord, are the great God Almighty and our Heavenly Father. Yet, at times, we deny that truth by living in fear and responding negatively to our circumstances.  For these transgressions we ask Your forgiveness and we also ask for Your strength. Remind us to be who You would have us to be regardless of our situations or our emotions. Give us eyes to see You as You really are so we might be bold witnesses in our world. We ask this humbly in Christ’s name.  Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

O Holy One, we call to you and name you as eternal, ever-present, and boundless in love. Yet there are times, O God, when we fail to recognize you in the dailyness of our lives. Sometimes shame clenches tightly around our hearts, and we hide our true feelings. Sometimes fear makes us small, and we miss the chance to speak from our strength. Sometimes doubt invades our hopefulness, and we degrade our own wisdom.

Holy God, in the daily round from sunrise to sunset, remind us again of your holy presence hovering near us and in us. Free us from shame and self-doubt. Help us to see you in the moment-by-moment possibilities to live honestly, to act courageously, and to speak truth when called upon.

Loving God, we confess today: We don’t even know what love truly is. We talk about love when we talk about favorite television shows and foods. We talk about love as if it happens to us. We describe love as a feeling. But you describe love your very nature, the core of who you are. You describe love as an act of self-sacrifice. Please broaden our understanding of love as we silently confess to you the times we haven’t shown love… 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

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