Week Three: Confession

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Rev. David Hansen is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He pastors the Spirit of Joy! congregation outside of Houston Texas as well as serving as the Director of Communications and Innovation at LEAD (Living Everyday As Disciples) for the ELCA. For the last decade, David has been helping congregations and leaders to share the Good News in new ways – using digital tools to help us both share the message of the Gospel and build stronger communities.

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What do you need to confess because you tried spent too much time trying to maintain control and not seek the wisdom of God? Do you believe God knows every part of you, even your deepest darkest confessions? And loves you still? Think about your fears of letting go of control and spend some time thinking of a time when you allowed God to change you. Then, meditate on these words from Psalm 139:

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from far away.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
O Lord, you know it completely.
Where can I go from your spirit?
Or where can I flee from your presence?
For it was you who formed my inward parts;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

Spend some time writing a prayer of confession to God, be completely honest in this confession and ask God to remove your shortcomings. If you feel comfortable call your pastor or a trusted friend and make your confession to another person. When finished, pray this prayer.

I turn from sin in sorrow, I turn to God in hope, this is God’s Word of grace: I am accepted, I am forgiven, I am loved. This is my gift from God. Thanks be to God. Amen.”

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