Prayer of Confession
We seek oneness with you but fail to accept and love our neighbors. We say we care for all. In reality, there are limits to our caring and our willingness to take risks for love. Forgive us, O God! Re-ignite our love and commitment. Make us more like Jesus. Open our hearts that we might sit among the tax collectors and others rejected by our world. Amen.
God knows it is hard. God knows that you want to live as Jesus taught. God also knows it’s scary and intimidating and sometimes confusing to do so. God will stay with you. God will keep challenging you and holding you in God’s arms and heart. God will love you when you make the next mistake. God will not give up on you. You are beloved.