Confessing our role in oppression

“For self-righteousness that will not compromise, and for selfishness that gains by the manipulation of others, forgive us, O God.

For the lust of money or power that drives to kill, forgive us, O God.

For trusting in the weapons of war and mistrusting the councils of peace, forgive us, O God.

For hearing, believing, and speaking lies about other nations, forgive us, O God.

For suspicions and fears that stand in the way of reconciliation, forgive us, O God.

For words and deeds that encourage discord, perpetuate racist assumptions, sexist stereotypes, and classist attitudes—for everything that contributes to oppression, forgive us, O God.

Amen.

Source: The Worship Sourcebook, page 100
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