11/27/2019 0 Comments
Prayer of Confession, Advent 1, Year A
Call to Confession
For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:20) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, A1A
When are you coming, Lord?
We want to mark the calendar.
We want to schedule the appointment.
Knowing when will allows us to get our affairs in order.
Don't get in a rush, God.
We are still busy holding grudges
and wallowing in self-pity,
busy behaving badly
and judging others doing the same
in different ways.
Forgive us, O God.
Forgive our failure to be ready at all times,
to live lives worthy of our calling,
to reflect your love and light to all around us.
Grant us courage to restructure our living
in the example of Jesus,
who taught us to live in grace and gratitude.
Assurance of God's Grace
Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready. (Rev. 19:7) In the name of 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~
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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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