Confession & Repentance, In Need Or Trial

When Guilty Or Pressured

Lord, the problems and pressures of life overwhelm me. My sin is always with me. The temptations of the world follow me wherever I go. By my own strength alone I cannot resist them. But you, Lord, are righteous and holy. In your great love and mercy make me righteous and holy, too. For Jesus sake take away my guilt…

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Confession & Repentance, Lent & Cross, Short

Giving Up Control

Lord, Forgive me for my pride and my need to control, Forgive me for my fear and my desire to please at any cost. Forgive me Lord, for my lack of listening and for holding on too tightly. Thank you Lord, for the miracle you work despite the obstacles I put in your way, for I am but dust in…

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Confession & Repentance

A Body Confession Prayer

We close our eyes and place our hands over them… Lord God, forgive me for turning my eyes away from you. Forgive me for being dissatisfied with the good things you have given…  Lord God, have mercy on me.   We place our hands on our lips… Lord God, I am sorry for the things I have spoken which hurt or…

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Confession & Repentance

Closed Fists – Open Palms

[closed fists]   Lord God, our heavenly Father, we confess that we have sinned against you in many ways, in our thoughts and in our words, in what we have done, and in what we have failed to do.   [silence]   [open palms to receive]   Have mercy on us and forgive us. Fill us with your Holy Spirit,…

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Confession & Repentance, Lent & Cross

Curcifixion Confession Prayer

Place a hand on your forehead – Christ’s crown of thorns was here. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on me”   Place your hands  on your heart – Christ’s torture was here too. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on me”   Place the thumb of one hand on the palm of your other hand – Christ’ nail scars were here. Lord Jesus: “Have mercy on…

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