Prayers of Confession on Freedom
Gracious God, you are the giver of every good and perfect gift. You give us our talents, our freedom, and our financial resources. We struggle to give back to you from these gifts. We often worry that these gifts are not enough; that we must hold onto them for ourselves and for our family. Remind us again that you have blessed us to be a blessing to others, and free us for more generous living. Forgive us, O God, for all our sins, as we continue to pray in silence…
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
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
No Record of Wrongs, an opening prayer
Inspired by 1 Corinthians 13:5 NRSV
Love keeps no record of wrongs.
We keep to-do lists so we don’t forget
We check them twice
We carry them in our pockets
Holding on to the pain
Re-viewing the wrong
Point by point by point
Plotting revenge on ourselves and others
We carry them
They keep us cross
Wounded and bleeding
Divided and dying
You take our lists
Nailing them to your tree
Burying them in a blaze of love
So we may rise free
You keep no record of wrong
Instead, you write our names on your palm
A life list on your lifeline
A love list by your scar
Time of silent prayer
No Record of Wrongs © 2014 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia, www.revlisad.com
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