Prayers of Confession on Isolation

Inspired by John 1:5b-8

God, You are light and there is no darkness in You at all. We claim to have fellowship with You and with one another, yet because of our sin we walk in the dark shadows of isolation. We lie to ourselves and to You, and we do not live by Your truth. Forgive us, O God. May we walk in the light as You are in the light, so that we may have fellowship with You and with one another. Remind us that the blood of Jesus purifies us from sin. Through Your forgiveness we are filled with Your truth and light. Amen. 

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church


God of Tender Mercies, You have called us to walk with You, work with You, and follow You. However, there are times we’d prefer to go it alone, or to pattern our lives around penultimate heroes. Forgive us for drowning out Your voice, or for lazing about in the good news of our faith without considering the deep commitment into which You call us. By Your Holy Spirit make us whole, through Christ our Lord, Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church


Gracious God, We build walls to protect ourselves, but it leads to isolation. We make independence the highest value, instead of complete dependence on You. Forgive us for our inability to surrender everything to Your will. Help us to give You our work, our family, our relationships, our resources, and our time. May we choose a life committed to Your purposes over a life driven by our own ambitions and desires. May You alone be what our heart desires. In the Name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church