Call to Confession
For our sake (God) made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21 Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, E2A
God, forgive us.
We see you working among us.
We experience your healing first hand.
We have even accepted your invitation
to come and see what God is doing
in our midst.
But we are unmoved ...
Our cynicism is almost as great
as our egos.
We have lost our sense of wonder, God.
Entitlement has replaced gratitude.
Narcissism and greed have overcome
curiosity and excitement.
Forgive us, we pray.
Take us by the hand,
and lead us to a new understanding
of what you have done for us
that we may be humbled
by the depth of your love,
inspired by the breadth of your mercy,
and so enthused by your message
that we race to invite our neighbors
to come and see
the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Assurance of God's Grace
(Christ) himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds (we) have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 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 ...
*Liturgical resources are posted with an intention to resource worship leaders. Please feel free to use this prayer in your ministry context, with attribution to writer, Julie Gvillo, Commissioned Pastor, Founder and Creative Executive Director of A Place of Grace.
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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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