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
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 identity rooted beyond this dust
Without you we are
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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