Call to Confession
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desire of all who fear him;
he also hears their cry and saves them. (Psalm 145:18-19)
Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy:
Prayer of Confession (w/ excerpts from Psalm 86, pp)
Give ear, O Lord, to our prayers;
listen to our pleas for grace.
In the day of trouble, we call upon you
for you answer us.
We have bound ourselves to sin,
preferring power to humility,
greed to equity,
self-righteousness to compassion.
Forgive us, we pray.
Loose us from the idol worship
that entangles us
and diverts our devotion
Open our hearts and minds
to the way of love
lived by Christ
who showed us what it means
to be children of God.
Assurance of God's Grace
But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the fruit you have leads to sanctification, and the end is eternal life. (Romans 6:22) Hear the Good News: 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 week.
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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