Call to Confession
"But one is tempted by one’s own desire, being lured and enticed by it; 15 then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death." (James 1:14-15) Let us confess our sin before God, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession
We are all guilty,
every last one,
of placing our own desires
over our commitments to others,
over our covenant with God.
We do not deserve forgiveness,
but we beg for it.
Hear our prayers for mercy, Lord.
Transform our hearts
and renew a right spirit within us
that we may live abundantly
in your holy name.
Assurance of God's Grace
"The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23) 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~