Prayer of Confession: Abundance for All
One: God, we fast in spirit if not in body during this season,
Many: but we do not know hunger.
One: We sacrifice,
Many: but we do not know what it means to go without.
One: There are those around us who do know,
Many: but we do not know their names.
One: The distance between allows us to dismiss their need as if we cannot help, as if we should not help.
Many: We have blamed the victims.
One: We have simplified the issue and offered solutions of expedience,
Many: We have brushed our neighbors aside.
One: We have placed our belief in fatalism saying it will always be so.
Many: Forgive us for not placing our faith in abundance for all.
One: In the name of Christ whose table overflows,