Call to Confession
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, til God has mercy upon us. (Psalm 123:2) Let us confess our sin before God, and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P4C
O Lord, do not punish us
because we have done foolishly
and have sinned.
Have mercy on us, we pray.
Our impatience has gotten the best of us.
Our tempers flare.
In our pride, we fail to acknowledge
the wonders you can do for us
in the simplest of ways.
We demand great shows of power
to match what we think of ourselves,
when your all-encompassing love
shows what you think of us.
Forgive our egocentricity.
Teach us the humility of prayer
and the wisdom of listening to the faithful
when addressing matters of the spirit
however they manifest themselves.
Assurance of God's Grace
You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (2 Corinthians 6:11b) 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.
Julie participated in the 25th Seminar for Certified Zentangle(R) Teacher Training in June, 2019, trained by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In addition to creating art as a personal spiritual practice, Julie also incorporates the Zentangle(R) method in Prayer Art Retreats in a variety of contexts, including church groups, friend gatherings, and at a local art gallery. Check out the Upcoming Events page for a calendar of events, or use the Contact Us page to inquire about scheduling an event with your group!
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