CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Wondrous and generous God, you have blessed us with gentle rains, glorious sunsets and sun-warmed days. You bless us with loving families, kind friends and a caring church. Let us receive these gifts with thankfulness and humility.
We cannot earn nor do we deserve such generosity, but we graciously open our hearts and hands to receive.
We confess that we worry about things of no consequence, as well as about things of importance,not trusting you with either.
Forgive us our lack of faith when you instruct us not to worry and not to fear.
Forgive us when we are hard-hearted and tight-handed, when we don’t let your goodness flow through us, when we hide our talents and turn away from the needs of the world.
Release us, Holy One, from fear and worry, and create a contagious spirit of giving that touches the world with hope.