Prone to Wander: Prayers of Confession and Celebration by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk and published by Presbyterian and Reformed Published.
“We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done.” But what are “those things”? Why do we confess them? The purpose of confessing our sins is not simply to remind us what great sinners we are, but rather to point us to the great Savior we have. Inspired by the Puritan classic The Valley of Vision, this book provides specific prayers of confession in response to particular Scripture passages. They are ideal for use in church or in personal devotions.
These prayers thank God for Jesus’ perfect righteousness and substitutionary atonement for our sins and ask for the help of the Spirit in pursuing holiness. They close with a scriptural assurance of pardon in Christ for the sins of God’s people. Appendices include the hymns referenced in each prayer, as well as the sermon texts that accompanied these confessions as they were originally used in worship services.