Thanksgiving Prayer of Confession


We thank you, O God

for the manifold gifts you have given to us.

And yet we confess to you

that we have often taken for granted

your grace and your goodness toward us.

We have delighted in the gifts

rather than in the Giver.

We have praised ourselves

for what we have accomplished

rather than acknowledging that all good things

come from you.

Forgive us in your mercy, Lord,

and grant that we might be truly grateful

for all that you have given to us

through Jesus Christ, our Lord,


Related:  Prayer of Praise, by Philip Melanchthon