Call to Confession
Our God is faithful. Justice and righteousness are executed with love. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence in the One who has promised to forgive and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, Advent 4C
you came to live among us,
to show us how to live together
in love and compassion.
you demonstrated leadership
that executes justice and righteousness
by the rule of love.
But we rejected your example.
We demanded fame
Our perception of power
Forgive us, we pray.
Heal our division,
and lead us into peace,
according to your will for us
from the beginning of time.
Assurance of God's Grace
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world. (John 16:33) In the name of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, 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.