2/1/2023 0 Comments
Prayer of Confession, E5A
Call to Confession
For God is not unjust; he will not overlook your work and the love that you showed for his sake in serving the saints, ... (Hebrews 6:10) Let us confess our sin, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
we come before you
confessing that we have not turned
or delighted in your law.
Our focus is on creating discontent
to match the anger
that lives inside us.
We twist the meaning of righteousness
to fit our particular bent,
to call ourselves and those who agree with us
instead of humbly checking our beliefs
in the light of scripture,
but our social media memes betray our intent.
We are hardly gracious or merciful.
We define justice by how it impacts the powerful
rather than the powerless.
We do not extend generosity to the poor,
but hoard our resources out of distrust
Forgive us, we pray,
and grant us the courage to re-examine our selves
according to the law of love
lived by Jesus, your Son, when he walked among us,
as an example of true righteousness
Assurance of God's Grace
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, ... (Titus 2:11) Hear the Good News: in 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.
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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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