Forgive & renew us, a prayer of confession — Lusaka Presbytery, Zambia

To be read responsively, the congregation reading the bold type.

Gracious God, when we do not listen for your word in the words of others,
Forgive and renew us.
When we do not use the gifts you have bestowed on us,
Forgive and renew us.
When we do not love one another as sisters and brothers in Christ,
Forgive and renew us.
When we do not serve our neighbours in their need,
Forgive and renew us.
When we do not share the good news with those around us,
Forgive and renew us.
God calls us to serve, forgives us in Christ and renews us by the Spirit.
Thanks be to God.
God of grace, you call your Church to be a holy people to praise your name. In the power of your Spirit, fill our hearts with your love and our lives with your glory.

This prayer was used in a Service of Induction for a new Minister in the Lusaka Presbytery, Zambia. Author unknown. If you recognize it as with copyright, please notify Worship Words directly so we might rectify the situation and give appropriate credit. Thank you