Prayer of Confession — Ana Gobledale, UK

photo by Fiona Crowther

Merciful God, we approach you asking for forgiveness,
For healing and reconciliation
To once again feel the power of your Love.
As individuals and as a nation we have tempted fate.
We have stretched our grasp with greed.
We have protected our privacy with isolationism.
We have ravaged your creation with entitlement.
Forgive us.
As we are forgiven, may we forgive others
Those who have caused division and pain
Those who spread intolerance and prejudice
Those who destroy that which we try to build up.
Open our hearts to restore harmony
That all may feel the power of your love and forgiveness.
This we pray in the name of the great healer, Jesus.