Prayers of repentance

To repent is to acknowledge that we have fallen short of God’s goodness and to strive to turn away from our wrongdoings.

Prayers of repentance

Lord, we acknowledge that we have fallen short of your goodness.
You are like the mother hen who gathers her chicks under her wings,
whose embrace provides layers of protection and emanates the warmth of your love and care.
We are often more self-seeking:
manipulating what we can for our own advantage
putting the desires of our stomach
above the hunger of others
using our own voices to drown out the cries of those oppressed.
Lord, help us
to put other people above ourselves,
to assist in feeding those who hunger for justice,
and to amplify the voices of the oppressed.
Lord in your mercy, forgive us and change us.

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