Prayers of Confession on God’s Power
Adapted from Psalm 106
Pastor: Both we and our ancestors have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness. In the trails of this past week, I have not praised you but have forgotten your wondrous works.
All: Yet you saved us for your name’s sake, that you might make known your mighty power. You saved us from the hand of the foe and redeemed us from the power of the enemy. We believed your words; we sang your praise.
Pastor: But we soon forgot you works; we did not wait for your counsel. We have desired illicit and disgusting things. We forgot you, O God, our Savior, who did great things in our lives.
All: Look upon our distress and hear our cry of confession. Remember your covenant with Jesus and relent according to the abundance of your steadfast love. Save us, O LORD our God.
Submitted by Dustin Ray
Inspired by Matthew 8
We confess the smallness of our faith.
At those times when our lives seem stormy
we worry that you are asleep and don’t care about what happens to us.
When things are going well, we are quick to take the credit
and slow to give you thanks.
We have not loved you with our whole heart and we have not loved our neighbour as ourselves.
There are times when we are so focussed on our needs
That we miss the ways that you want to bless others through us.
You are the God who commands the winds and the waves
Yet you are also the God who draws near to us in love
Renew us with your Holy Spirit, draw us out of ourselves and deeper into your love
For Jesus’ sake
One: O Lord, You are the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love God and keep the commandments.
All: Let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open as we confess the ways we have sinned against You.
One: All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
All: We have offended You deeply, failing to keep the commandments given to Moses.
One: Remember Your Word to Moses, “If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples;
All: But if you return to Me and keep My commandments, I will gather them and bring them to the place at which I have chosen to establish My Name.”
One: We are Your servants and Your people, whom You redeemed by Your great power and Your strong hand.
All: O Lord, let Your ear be attentive to the prayer of Your servants who delight to honor Your Name, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church