Sunday May 7 2017 Confession

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

O God, despite our best efforts, our hearts continually lead us into disharmony
with you and with our neighbors.
Be gracious to us, O Lord. Heal us, for we have sinned against you. 

Not even our loved ones are spared
from our anger, bitterness, and judgment. 
Be gracious to us, O Lord. Heal us, for we have sinned against you. 

We turn our hearts away from your Spirit, 
preferring instead to harbor selfish desire. 
Be gracious to us, O Lord. Heal us, for we have sinned against you. 

We seek restoration from our pain, and the pain we’ve caused
-- who can restore us? 
The Lord is steadfast in love, and overflowing with mercy. 
Let us die to our sin and be resurrected with Jesus.