Prayer of Confession Together
Holy One: We confess we wait to be asked to be your love. Our hospitality is sometimes about what we want and not about what others need. Rather than running to serve, we hide to avoid the harsh realities and needs of others. Forgive us for making it about ourselves. Help us to be like Abraham who ran to the strangers and Sarah and the servants who made your love a reality. Amen
Assurance of Grace
God knows that we don’t get it right all the time. God knows that we are sometimes confused and find it hard to get it right at all. God’s mercy and love extend to those who offer hospitality and those who receive it. You are beloved by God who travels with you on the path of your life. Remind your neighbor of the wideness of God’s mercy.