Congregational Prayer of Confession

(Leader) Let us confess the harm we have done to God’s world, by failing to care for it, and by turning away from God’s ways:
(Leader) We confess that we have failed to give you glory for the wonder and beauty of creation


(People) Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.

(Leader) We confess that we have failed to care properly for animals and birds, and for the land

itself. We’re sorry, Lord.

(People) Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.

(Leader) We confess that our greed and comfort have led to pollution and waste, and have caused the poor to suffer.

(People) Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.

(Leader) We confess the lack of understanding between city and countryside, between farmers and consumers.

(People) Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.

(Leader) We confess that the land has suffered as we have failed to let you be God in every area of our national life.

(People) Forgive us Lord, and heal our land.

(All) Hear our prayers

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