Tag Archives: Confession

A Confession for Ordinary Time

One: Holy God, you ask so little of us. You shower us with grace upon grace, flooding our hearts with love and forgiveness, and still we fail to notice you. We keep insisting that you come to us on our … Continue reading

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A Pastoral Prayer of Confession

I’ve struggled to find appropriate words for this week. So I offer the following prayer. If you are looking for sermon help, try here. Patient and steadfast God, how is it that you continue to love us so completely? So … Continue reading

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God, Have Mercy (trigger warning)

This morning I woke up exhausted. It’s one of those days that I can’t shake the heaviness of sleep. As always, there are reasons for this, not the least of which is a physical need for more sleep. But emotionally … Continue reading

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A Litany for the Penitent

God sets a table overflowing with grace and invites all who hunger and thirst to come and eat and be satisfied. Yet, we claim the table for ourselves alone and then fail to sit still and drink deeply. With generosity … Continue reading

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Praying the Texts

If you are preparing a sermon this week, you might want to look at the reflections I shared here. Otherwise, here is my prayer based on this week’s texts: God of all creation, You knew the Prophet Jeremiah before he … Continue reading

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Confessing the Need for More Bread

Litany of Confession One:  Holy One, you call us to a life of loving-kindness. Yet, very often, we resort to violence with our words or actions forgetting our responsibility to love our neighbors and ourselves. people my quietly or silently … Continue reading

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for the living of these days: a litany of confession

One:  With churches burning and hate mail flying, All:     we shy away thinking that has nothing to do with me. One:  With bombs dropping on faraway cities, All:     we turn off the news and put up … Continue reading

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