This is a prayer of confession based on Isaiah 61. The leader prayed the written words on behalf of the people and then invited the congregation's to a sung response with the chorus of "Lord Have Mercy."
Oh, Sovereign Lord, we your Church confess our distance from the Spirit you have placed upon us.
We have strayed from the mission for which you've anointed us.
We have mostly been good news for the rich.
We have comforted the bloated.