Revelation Series: Rev. 2:8-11 (Smyrna)
Confession of Sin for the Church at Smyrna
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
Leader: Father, we are bowed down beneath a load of sin,
and by Satan we are sorely pressed,
By wars without, and fears within, Lord we come to You for rest.
Great and Mighty Lord, be our shield and our hiding place,
that, sheltered near to your side,
We may our fierce accuser face, and tell him, You have died.
People: Help us Father to be faithful unto death
and even in the face of daily trials to stand firm.
Forgive us when we falter – in love for you and neighbor
and we ask for your strength – that Your Spirit
would enter into our hearts, minds, and mouths
as we rest in the prayer you taught your disciples…
All: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name,
your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial, and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours,
now and for ever. Amen.