Running in Circles – Confession


This Sunday we’re working the first verse of Running in Circles by United Pursuit into a Confessional.  The confessional comes from the United Methodist Book of Worship (number 479) by Lydia S. Martinez.  We’ll just vamp the chorus progression during the confessional, and whenever the confession ends, start singing as soon as the progression gets back to the beginning.

I wanted to share it with you all, just in case it may help in your own worship planning.


              G                                              C

I’m so forgetful, but you always remind me.

Em                          D                                  C

You’re the only one who brings me peace.

Em                       D                                    C

You’re the only one who brings me peace.


Confession A

Almighty God,

we confess that we are often swept up in the tide of our generation.

We have failed in our calling to be your holy people,

a people set apart for your divine purpose.

We live more in apathy born of fatalism than in passion born of hope.



Confession B

We are moved more by private ambition than by social justice.

We dream more of privilege and benefits than of service and sacrifice.

We try to speak in your name without relinquishing our glories,

    without nourishing our souls, without relying wholly on your grace. 


Confession C

Help us to make room in our hearts and lives for you.

Forgive us, revive us, and reshape us in your image. Amen. 


You’re the only one who brings me peace (repeat)


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