Here’s an act of confession based on the suggested scripture readings for Proper 7 B (the fourth Sunday after Pentecost). It was written by Nancy C. Townley.
Prayer of Confession
(inspired by 1 Samuel 17:32-49, Mark 4:35-41)
God of love and power, we listen to the stories of miracles and doubt that these things can happen today. We look at the waves of misfortune, distress, misery, distrust, and anger and wonder how we can still those waves. We feel the pressures of power and fear flooding into our lives, threatening to drown us and wonder where you are. Forgive us for the littleness of our faith. Forgive us for our doubts. Help us to place out trust in you, Lord Jesus. Help us to fix our eyes on you and on the ministries to which you have called us. For we ask these things in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Words of Assurance
(inspired by Mark 4:35-41)
God is with us, stilling the storms and raging fears in our lives.
Place your trust in God always. Amen.
— written by Nancy C. Townley, on the Worship Connection page of the Ministry Matters website. http://www.ministrymatters.com/