Prayer of Confession – Failure to Love

Lent & Holy Week

We prayed this prayer together in church this morning; it is powerful.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Many: Lord, we confess our day-to-day failure to be truly human.
One: Lord, we confess to you.
Many: Lord, we confess that we often fail to love with all we have and are, often because we do not fully understand what loving means, often because we are afraid of risking ourselves.
One: Lord, we confess to you.
Many: Lord, we cut ourselves off from each other and we erect barriers of division.
One: Lord, we confess to you.
Many: Lord, we confess that by silence and ill-considered word.
One: We have built up walls of prejudice.
Many: Lord, we confess that by selfishness and lack of sympathy.
One: We have stifled generosity and left little time for others.
Many: Holy Spirit, speak to us. Help us to listen to your word of forgiveness, for we are very deaf. Our sins have been forgiven. We are a renewed people! Amen.

Lent & Holy Week