Call to Confession
And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. (John 3:19) Let us confess our sin before God and seek God's mercy.
Prayer of Confession, P8C
We have forgotten you, O God.
We refuse to pay attention to you,
turning a cold shoulder to your law of love,
plugging our ears, so that we cannot hear your Word.
We worship idols of our own making,
blindly following into paths of destruction.
We are a stiff-necked people,
resisting the Holy Spirit's movement
in and among us.
Hear our cries for mercy!
Save us from ourselves, we pray!
Save us from our arrogance and pride!
Teach us to love you
with our whole hearts
and to love one another
as you love us.
Assurance of God's Grace
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares! (Jeremiah 30:17) 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~