Call to Confession
God has set a plumb line in the midst of God's people, promising to lay waste to the sanctuaries where God's people gather but refuse to listen. Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P5C
Forgive us, O God.
We are the ones who hear your word
and refuse to obey it.
We are the ones who claim to follow
and refuse to budge
from our places of privilege
We are the ones who sense a call
to leave behind the comfortable
and risk our very selves
to prophecy to your people.
You have set the plumb line,
but we build around our own prejudices,
creating faulty foundations
that fall to ruin.
Hear our prayers for mercy.
Help us show the grace we have been shown
in the name of Love.
Assurance of God's Grace
Who is a God like you, asks Micah, pardoning iniquity and passing over the transgression of the remnant of your possession? God does not retain God's anger forever, becuase God delights in showing clemency. (7:18) 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.