During the Christmas season my church has included a prayer of confession in each of our services. I am leading worship today. This is the confession I wrote for the service this morning.
God you have created a world filled with beauty for us to enjoy
But we have not always cared for it the way we should
God you have given us other people to love, people to love us
But we have not always reached out to share that love or opened ourselves to receive it
God you have given us minds to create solutions and hands to work
But we have not always used those gifts to make the world a better place
Forgive us we pray.
May we move forward in the light
Noticing and appreciating your creation
Loving and caring for humanity
Working in innovative and responsible ways to make the world a peaceful and hopeful place for everyone