Confession and Absolution for Mothering Sunday

Say these words out loud:

Heavenly Father, we are sorry for the times when we have failed to treat those with whom we live with the same care you give us.
For the things we say that hurt each other:
perfect parent of us all
forgive us and help us, we pray.

For the times we insist on getting our own way, despite what others feel:
perfect parent of us all
forgive us and help us, we pray.

For the times we argue instead of seeking to make peace:
perfect parent of us all
forgive us and help us, we pray.

For our angry words, lack of respect and failure to listen:
perfect parent of us all
forgive us and help us, we pray.

And because sometimes we just get bored with each other:
perfect parent of us all
forgive us and help us, we pray.

Absolution: we receive God’s forgiveness

Thank you, Lord, that when we say sorry to you, you forgive us.  Help us to be people who forgive each other too.  Amen

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