Sunday Oct 8 Prayer of Confession
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Father, we have forgotten to stir up one another to love and good works.
We have neglected to meet together, following the patterns of this world
and failing to encourage one another.
Rescue us from this ongoing and deliberate folly.
Save us from our sin and its ruin.
Great is the punishment we deserve. We have spurned the Son of God, profaned his blood,
and outraged the Spirit of grace. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Father, remind us of our better and abiding possession.
Grant us the confidence faith, and its great reward.
We have need of endurance, so that in doing the will of God we may receive what is promised. For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay;
but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
We are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed,
but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.