I stumbled across this today and I absolutely LOVE it! Far too often, liturgy is assumed to be a one-way street. This confession from the Iona community in Scotland embraces the mutuality between liturgist and congregation. We are ALL in this together! Amen!
Before God, with the people of God, I confess to my brokenness:
To the ways I wound my life, the lives of others and the life of the world
May God forgive you, Christ renew you,
and the Spirit enable you to grow in love.
Before God, with the people of God, we confess to our brokenness:
To the ways we wound our lives,
the lives of others
and the life of the world.
May God forgive you, Christ renew you, and the spirit enable you to grow in love.
The following responsive confession is from Rev. Teri Peterson via LiturgyLink.
One: God, you provide beyond our imagination
All: and yet somehow, not quite up to our expectation.
One: We desire so many things, forgetting your desires.
All: We long to control what you do, how you act, who you favor.
One: But you call us to a feast full of guests we would never choose.
All: Forgive us when we act as if your giving is restricted to our pleasure.
Forgive us when we try to ration your abundance.
Forgive us when we fail to share your generosity.
One: Fill us again, O God, with your goodness, and nurture our faith,
All: that we may grow in your love.
sung: Kyrie Eleison
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.
via LiturgyLink http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/liturgylink/~3/FiOzS20kG58/
Filed under Lent, Liturgy