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Prayers of Confession on Reconciliation

Holy Father, You are perfect and just, but we are sinful and unworthy. We intend the best in how we live our lives, Yet sin remains in us. Through Your Son, we are able to have redemption and a reconnection with you. Though Your Son, we are redeemed and reconnected with You. Though we continue to sin, You offer your Amazing Grace. We rejoice in this Good News. In Christ’s Name we pray, Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church


Holy Spirit, you have come to reconcile us to each other, but we resist your work to bind us together.  We hold onto grudges. Even though we know God has forgiven us in Jesus Christ, we are slow to forgive each other. We have received grace, but we struggle to share it with others. Change our hearts, O Spirit, and grant us Christ’s willingness to forgive.  Forgive us for these and all our sins, as we continue to pray in silence…

Silent Prayer 

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick


Adapted from the Brief Statement of Faith

In sovereign love, you O God created the world good

And make everyone equally in your image,

Male and female, of every race and people,

To live as one community.

But we rebel against you; we hide from you, our Creator.

Ignoring your commandments,

We violate your image in others and ourselves,

Accept lies as truth,

Exploit neighbor and nature,

And threaten death to the planet entrusted to our care.

We deserve your condemnation.

Let us continue to pray in silence, confessing our sins before God and asking for forgiveness.

Silent Prayer

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick


Loving God, you are always ready to forgive our sins. We are much less eager to forgive those with whom we disagree. So often when we have something against our friends, family, or strangers, we escalate the conflict rather than working for unity. We resist your call to be ambassadors of reconciliation. We wish we could turn the other cheek, but it feels so much more satisfying to demonize the other side. Forgive us for these and all of our sins, and hear us now as we continue to confess our sins in silence…

Silent Prayer

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick


Lord Almighty, you tell us that if we have a quarrel with another, we are to make amends before coming to worship. We seek your mercy today – for all of us live at odds with others to varying degrees. Some of us find it difficult to forgive, others of us believe ourselves better than others, while still others simply do not associate with people who have hurt us. Call us to action today. As we seek your forgiveness, equip us to forgive others and to ask for forgiveness from others. Hear us, now, as we silently confess our sins to you. 

 Time of silent reflection. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill


Holy God, we have deceived ourselves into believing our sins aren’t that bad, that Your grace isn’t enough, and that we can earn Your forgiveness. We have embraced the stable misery of sin- fractured relationships rather than seeking true reconciliation through Your grace and mercy. We have lived as people pacified by our possessions and dulled by our duties, rather than being jolted by Your Spirit to live as Christ out in the world. We speak of sacrifice flippantly, we refuse to step outside of our comfort zones, and we don’t want to do what it really takes to take up Your cross and follow You. Change us from the inside out, so that we can be one of Your sent ones in the world. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church


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