Prayer of Confession Based on John 20:19-31
Lord, we confess our preoccupation with Proof. Too often we muffle faith and hand the microphone to Proof. We'll move if Proof says so. We'll act if Proof gives the okay. After your resurrection, we may have asked to touch you a second time -- just to make sure. We confess our frequent failure to trust you. Hear us and help our unbelief, we pray.
Words of Assurance
The Lord did not abandon Thomas to his unbelief, nor will the Lord abandon us to ours. God hears our cries for help and answers. God knows how we struggle to believe what we can't see or touch. Know that our Invisible God makes forgiveness visible to our hearts and souls. See God at work in your life from this day forward. Now trust your spiritual sight more each day. In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven.
All: In the name of Jesus Christ, you are forgiven. (People to one another.)