Call to Confession
Woe are we, for we are lost. We are a people of unclean lips. Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, E4C
forgive us when we make our own plans,
chart out our course
without consulting you.
Forgive our arrogance
and humble our hearts
that we may live according to your will.
forgive us when we focus on our weakness
instead of your strength,
our failures instead of your victory,
our humanity instead of your divine nature.
Forgive our timidity
and renew in us a spirit of power.
forgive us when we refuse to lead justly,
to speak life,
to love as we have been loved.
Forgive our shortsightedness
and our lack of compassion for our neighbor
and lead us into a spirit of unity
for the sake of reconciliation.
In Jesus' name we pray.
Assurance of God's Grace
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” (Dt, 31:6) 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.