Monday, March 12, 2018

Prayer 1871: Prayer of Confession

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,
Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer,
we humbly stand before you,
seeking your will in our lives.

We confess our willfulness and stubborn waywardness;
our plundering of the vulnerable and defilement of creation
without concern for the damage inflicted.
Forgive, forgive, forgive, O Merciful God:
lead us to repentance,
away from our embrace of death, greed, and destruction.

Hollow out and purify our hearts
that they may be filled to overflowing
with your divine compassion and healing, Lord Christ,
living in the knowledge of your presence and grace.

Pour out upon us the abundance of your peace,
and give us the wisdom to choose love and mercy
as our crown and our shield.
Grant, we beseech You,
your unfailing comfort and strength to those we now name.


Photo: Suspended in Ice, Creve Coeur Lake

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