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confession: we have forgotten

One:    Your story stretches from age to age, O God, and you call us to be a part of it.

All:     But we have forgotten your story, left the book to gather dust on the shelf, hoping the bits we remember here and there will be enough.

One:    And still you speak, bringing life and love into being.

All:     But so often we want to write our own story, taking center stage as star of our own play.

One:    Forgive us, O God, for we have not sought your word as a light to our path.

All:     Forgive us, O God, for we have assumed your word was captive on an ancient page.

One:    Forgive us, O God, for we have relied on our own strength, rather than on your living wisdom.

All:     Forgive us, O God, and guide us as we return to you. 

All sung: Kyrie Eleison

silence

 

Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.

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Comments

  1. Kathryn Johnston says:

    THis is great, thanks!

  2. This is a great prayer—here’s an adaptation of it for a unison prayer:

    Your story stretches from age to age, O God, and you call us to be a part of it. But we have forgotten your words and left the book to gather dust on the shelf, hoping the bits we remember here and there will be enough. We would rather write our own story, taking center stage as star of our own play. Forgive us, O God. Speak your words of life and love into us. Show us how to rely on your living wisdom. Guide us as we return to you.

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