Easter Prayers of Confession   4 comments

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From the Book of Common Worship (1993), of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.):

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave, you shattered the power of sin and death.  We confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear, bound by the ways that lead to death.  We overlook the poor and the hungry, and pass by those who mourn; we are deaf to the cries of the oppressed, and indifferent to calls for peace; we despise the weak, and abuse the earth you made. Forgive us, God of mercy.  Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new, that we may know the joy of life abundant given in Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.  Amen.


From Chalice Worship (1997), of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):

God of endless possibility, we confess that we do not always perceive the opportunities you place before us.

Caught up in our own hopes, plans, and fantasies, and crushed when they disappoint us, we are slow to see the open pathways you set before us.

Open our eyes, that we may accept the new life that you offer us, and thus show forth the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Amen.







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