Call to Confession
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 Let us confess our failure to put our trust in God, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, L1C
We have forgotten who we are, God.
We have forgotten whose we are.
We have forgotten from whence we came,
and the ways in which you have saved us,
even from ourselves.
In our arrogance and selective amnesia,
we celebrate ourselves
instead of giving thanks to you.
We claim victory over our circumstances
instead of glorifying you
for keeping your covenant with us.
Forgive us, we pray.
Recall in us the promises
you have made to a thousand generations
of those who love you.
Renew a right spirit within us,
and lead us in paths of righteousness
for your name's sake.
Assurance of God's Grace
God has promised that when we confess our sin, God will forgive us our sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west, and remembering it no more. 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.