Prayers of Confession on Honor
Adapted from Psalm 79:1-9, New Living Translation
O Lord, how long will you be angry with us? Forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire? Please do not hold us guilty for our sins! Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair. Help us, O God of our salvation! Help us for the glory of your name. Save us and forgive our sins for the honor of your name. Amen.
O Good and Loving God,You call us to honor, love, and revere not just our parents, but all whom You have placed in our lives with Your authority. Yet we; rarely give honor to those deserving of honor. Instead, we fight and fail to love as You have loved us. When we have authority, we misuse and abuse it. Worst, we reject Your authority and seek to live our lives our way. We follow ourselves, not Your Son, Jesus.Forgive us and renew us. Send us Your grace and mercy, and enable us to share it with others, even with those in authority over us.Through Christ we pray. Amen.
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