Confession (2) | Second Sunday in Easter (Year C)

The following confession sequence is by Thom Shuman. You can find more of his liturgies here.

Call to Confession
When we keep our faults and failures locked safely away,
we have no need to confess.
But God comes into our hearts when we least expect,
so we can be filled with forgiveness, with hope, with peace.
Please join me as we pray together, saying,

Unison Prayer of Confession
God of empty tombs and emptier people:
when we hesitate to speak of your hope,
forgive us, and give us a voice.
When we find it difficult to love one another,
forgive us, and give us fresh compassion.
When we want to stand with the high and mighty,
forgive us, and seat us next to the poor and oppressed.
When we stay locked behind our fears and doubts,
forgive us, and send us out to share you grace.
When we cannot believe your Word of new life,
forgive us, and fill us with your joy.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon
Christ comes into every shadowed corner of our lives with the light of Easter.
Christ comes into the locked rooms of our faults
and gifts us with grace and hope.
Christ comes to fill us with peace,
so we may proclaim the good news of mercy and forgiveness for all.
Thanks be to God. Amen.

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