Prayers of Confession on the Flesh

 

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

footing.

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


Jesus, you are our peace

You proclaim it

You create it

You fulfill it

Without you there is

No safety

No belonging

No nurturing

No identity rooted beyond this dust

 

Without you we are

Burdened

Warring

Exiled in deep darkness

 

Our need is so deep, so desperate

So beyond us

It took flesh, your flesh, to make peace

The congregation offers silent prayers of confession

Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia


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