Prayers of Confession on Equality

God of freedom, whether we like to admit it or not, we do not treat everybody with equality. We silently judge others based on appearance, social status, and even race. Please give us the courage to meet others who are different from us, to learn from them, and to partner with them. Please give us a willingness to set aside our own safety and comfort for the sake of others as we silently confess our sins to you now…

Submitted by Austin D. Hill

Heavenly Father, Although we surrender our lives to you individually, we are called to live and serve in community as one body.  Nevertheless, we do not see each other equally or accurately.  We tend to think that some are more gifted, more attractive, even more godly than others.  Rather than claim Christ’s righteousness for all who believe, we judge one another, even ourselves, on worldly merit. Forgive us, Lord.  Redeem us from our wrong thinking.  Open our eyes to the truth of your perfect plan for your church body to work graciously as one. We pray this humbly in Christ’s name.  Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church