Call to Confession
The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 Let us confess our sin before God, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P3C
Here we are, God,
walking alongside your prophets,
holding on to their coat tails,
trying to keep them from going
where you call them to go.
Some of us are standing at a distance,
not daring to go the extra mile,
afraid of what is coming,
uncertain about what it means.
Our words say we want to follow
where you lead,
but our actions say something different.
Do we have the clarity to ask for what we need?
Do we have the courage to pick up the mantle?
Lord, forgive our hesitancy
to lead your people.
Forgive our insecurities.
Empower us, we pray,
by your Holy Spirit,
and lead us ever forward
into life-giving ministry in your name.
Assurance of God's Grace
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. 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.