Here's a prayer of confession for the 1st Sunday in Advent (Year C), November 29th, 2015. Inspired by Luke 21 and Psalm 25.
We are told to be on guard, to be prepared for your coming.
We confess, merciful God, that too often we are lazy
and do not trouble ourselves with the prayerful sabbath
that is required on this Advent road.
Help us to be alert at all times,
to be aware of your presence in our lives.
Make us to know your ways, O Lord;
teach us your paths and lead us in your truth.
This pray in your holy and merciful name. Amen.
Permission is given for use in congregational worship. Please give the following credit: "Written by Rev. Stephen M. Fearing - www.stephenmfearing.com"