Call to Confession
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, but God has promised that when we confess our sin, God who is faithful and just, will forgive us our sin, removing it as far as the east is from the west and remembering it no more. Let us confess our sin before God.
Prayer of Confession
We are impatient, God of Abundance.
Like the Israelites wandering in the wilderness of Sin,
we, too, long for Living Water
and grow impatient in the waiting
for that which is right in front of us.
Forgive our complaining, we pray,
and open our eyes
and our hearts
to your presence
in unexpected places.
Teach us to ask
for the longings of our hearts,
for the sustenance we need,
for your saving grace,
and to trust that you will provide
just as you have provided
so many times before.
Assurance of God's Grace
God said, "In distress you called, and I rescued you;
I answered you in the secret place of thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah." (Psalm 81:7) People of God, God has heard us and rescued us in 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 pass the peace of Christ to all whom you encounter this day.