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Prayer of Confession, A4A
Call to Confession
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me continually,
“Where is your God?” (Psalm 42:3)
Let us bow before God in contrition and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
Darkness encompasses us, Eternal One.
We feast on tears.
Indeed, we are a source of trouble to our neighbors,
while our enemies laugh behind our backs.
This darkness is not womb darkness:
darkness that nurtures and fosters growth.
This darkness is oppressive and angry,
and it spreads like a cancer,
causing pain and anguish
wherever it goes.
Turn the light of your face upon us, O God,
and rescue us!
Breathe new life into us
in this season of waiting.
Give us the courage to hope
in quantities that will overflow
and spread throughout the world like wildfire.
May all our interactions reflect your image to others.
Assurance of God's Grace
Jesus said, " Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and does not come under judgment but has passed from death to life." (John 5:24) Hear the Good News: In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven! Thanks be to God!
Since God has forgiven us in Christ, let us also forgive one another.
The peace of Christ be with you.
Please extend the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this week.
12/13/2022 0 Comments
Call to Worship, A4A
Those who weep in sadness and grief
are as welcome in God's presence
as those who shout for joy.
Those who are encompassed by darkness
will know the nurture it gives
as it breathes new life into their beings.
Those who are persecuted and crucified
for their adherance to God's law of love
will be restored.
Come and worship the God of hosts!
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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