Call to Confession
If we say we are without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. Let us then confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
God of Mercy, hear our prayer
for we have failed to dare
to live the lives you gave us wrapped in love.
Instead, we squander moments when
we could have bravely spoken, then
we lost our opportunity to say what should have been said.
In timidity and fear
we crouched, losing what we hold dear
because we did not trust your presence,
because we did not trust your essence
Forgive us, Lord,
and make us bold,
granting courage as to prophets of old.
Encourage us along our way
that we might reflect your light, we pray.
Assurance of God's Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just will forgive us our sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west and remembering it no more. In the name of 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 day.