A Time of Confession

Occasionally, HisWay Community prays a corporate prayer of confession together. In this time, we acknowledge God’s holiness and our falling short of His glory. Most recently, the following prayer is being learned and prayed together as one:

Blessed Jesus, you offered us 
all your blessings when you announced
“Blessed are the poor in spirit”, 
but we have been rich in pride.
“Blessed are those who mourn”
, but we have not known 
much sorrow for our sin.
“Blessed are the meek
”, but we are a stiff-necked people.
“Blessed are those who hunger 
and thirst for righteousness
”, but we are filled to the full 
with other things.
“Blessed are the merciful”, but we are harsh and impatient.
“Blessed are the pure in heart
”, but we have impure hearts.
“Blessed are the peacemakers
”, but we have not sought reconciliation.
“Blessed are those who are persecuted 
because of righteousness
”, but our lives do not challenge the world.
“Blessed are you when people insult you, 
persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil 
against you because of me
”, but we have hardly made it known 
that we are yours.
Your Law is holy 
and your benedictions are perfect,
 but they are both too great for us. 
You alone are blessed.
We plead with you to forgive our sins
and give us the blessing of your righteousness.

Originally found on Monergism.com’s helpful website.