Call to Confession
We have become unclean by our acts, and prostituted ourselves in our doings. (Psalm 106:39) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P7C
We do not deserve your mercy, Lord.
We do not deserve your compassion.
We have not behaved as children of God,
but have responded to your faithfulness
with our own unfaithfulness,
your unconditional love
with our own demands,
with our divisiveness.
We have strayed from your law of love
and from the covenant you made with us.
Forgive us, we beg you,
and lead us back into a life of service
that glorifies your name
and bears fruit for your kingdom
that all who believe may know themselves
as children of the living God.
Assurance of God's Grace
Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. (1 Peter 2:10) In the name of 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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