Prayers of Confession on Stumbling

Adapted from Psalm 73

Pastor: Truly, O God, you have been good to me. My troubles have been few, my blessings have been many, and you have given me this day to worship you.

All: But I have stumbled, and my foot has slipped. I have sinned against you, envied my neighbor and his possessions, and have neglected your grace. Forgive my sin, gracious God.

Pastor: “Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.”

All: “Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

Submitted by Dustin Ray

Adapted from Psalm 73:1–28 (Includes Assurance of Pardon)

Certainly God is good to his people, to those pure in heart,

but as for me, I nearly stumbled; I nearly lost my sure


I struggle with envy as I look at the those in the world who

act arrogantly and yet just seem to get richer.

I struggle with grief and bitterness towards God.  I’ve lost

my bearings and acted foolishly.  Like a beast only driven

by worldly desire and cravings.

~ Silent Confession ~

Assurance of Pardon (Together)

In all this, you haven’t cast me away.  You keep me

close to your side.  You continue to guide me by your

Word and counsel, and after all of this you will

welcome me into your glorious presence!

What can the world offer to me that I don’t already

have in You?! 

There’s nothing for me here better than You. My flesh

and my heart aren’t trustworthy, but You are and you

give me strength!  My cup overflows with endless provision!

Anyone who doesn’t have you doesn’t have life and

will certainly perish.  Our God is a consuming fire!

I know that my best can only come when I’m near You! 

I will run to You for safety and provision and tell

others of all you’ve done for me!

Christ Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Jonesboro, Arkansas

Lord Jesus, your life shows us how you want us to live. So often we know exactly what it would take for us to become more like you, and yet we sit back, rather than taking a step toward your holiness. Lots of times you make the pathway of faithfulness obvious to us, but we stumble away from the road to sanctification. We need your strength, living Lord Jesus, so that we can live into our call as well-loved disciples who become more and more like you. We repent of our complacency, and ask you to  forgive us for these and all of our trespasses.  We continue now to confess in silence…

Silent Prayer 

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Submitted by Chip Hardwick