Prayers of Confession on God’s Strength
Merciful Lord, You are holy, You are mighty, You are worthy of praise! Holy Father, You are majestic, You are powerful, You are awesome in every way! We have seen Your glory, And experienced Your joy. But often our hearts are fickle, and the awe and wonder of Your saving grace becomes common and mundane. In Your mercy, please forgive our sin; cleanse us from our unrighteousness and heal our wayward and feckless hearts. We find hope and comfort in Your promise to forgive. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
Almighty God, we trust in our own strength, abilities, and resources. We think too highly of what we have to offer this world. The truth is we cannot do anything without your strength and all we have to offer is yours. Gracious God, give us the humility to see that all is from you and for you. May we live lives of gratitude and grace, that others might see your great love.
Submitted by Laura Murray
Gracious God, you are omnipotent, reigning over the universe, and ruling over us. You make a way where there seems to be no way. You expand possibilities beyond our dreams.
Yet our challenges shrink our imaginations and shorten our horizons.
We forget that you can make the impossible come true, in ways that bring you glory.
Forgive our short-sightedness. Remind us of your power. Pardon us for thinking that it is all up to our own resources. Forgive us for our sins, these and all others, as we continue to pray in silence…
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Submitted by Chip Hardwick
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.