Call to Confession
All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Let us confess our sin together and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, OT32B
We are desperate, God.
We manipulate the outcome we want
instead of trusting you to provide.
We sell ourselves
to secure our futures.
We claim what isn't ours
as a right
because society has taught us
that we can.
Forgive us, we pray.
Teach us to place our hope in you alone.
Grant us courage to right systems that oppress,
so that the marginalized are protected
and the poor are fed.
Assurance of God's Grace
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22) By the sacrifice of Jesus, we have been declared righteous, and in his n ame, 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.