Call to Confession
Our God is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15) Let us confess our sin before the Lord our God and seek God’s mercy.
Prayer of Confession
Forgive us, God,
For we are gripped with fear!
The risks we are called to take in your name
Feel overwhelmingly terrifying,
And in these moments …
We feel very much alone against the world.
It is easy to question whether or not
The journey is worth the effort.
We long for you to speak in loud
And thundering voice
To make clear that you are present with us,
so when you do not,
we fill the silence with whining
instead of opening our hearts
to hear your voice.
Forgive us, we pray,
And grant us grace,
Empowering us to continue
In your holy name.
Assurance of God's Grace
As a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him. For God knows how we are made; God remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:13-14) By God’s great mercy, we are saved through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. 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~