Friday, April 22, 2011


Since becoming a liturgist (one of two) at my church last summer, I have harbored a great desire to write prayers and litanies for worship.
I've been particularly interested in composing a Confession of Sin.
To commemorate the unspeakable violence endured by God Incarnate on my behalf, I share here my own confessions.

Confession of Sin for Good Friday:

Against You, O Lord, have I transgressed.

I have savored what I needed to ignore, and neglected what I needed to cherish.

I have reduced my fellow humans - complex creatures sculpted in Your image - to things; physical bodies, convenient categories, collections of qualities I either admire or disdain.

I have failed to trust and accept Your love, and the love of those who sincerely care for me.

I have squandered priceless blessings, failing to acknowledge Your unspeakable grace, generosity, and providence.

I have failed to follow You faithfully, too often bowing instead to cursory sensations.

I have been enticed by flashy fallacy, willingly deceived by hollow philosophy.

I have failed to uplift You at the center of my soul.

Lord, have mercy.



Erin said...

Thank you for this, Stacey.

Αναστασία said...

You're very welcome, Erin.
I'm humbled and honored that it resonated with you as well.


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