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Quakes & Tornadoes, Virus & Famine, and Sunshine & Storms

Across the waters,the restless breath blew.And God began to create. Beneath the stars,the earth was filled with quakes & tornadoes, virus & famine, and sunshine & storms.And the people struggled to survive. God loved the ones, created from the dust and God’s

Posted in Call to Worship, Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Mark 13, Mark 13:1-8, 24-37, narrative lectionary, New Testament, Old Testament

Easy to Say; Hard to Do

Prayer of Confession We confess it is easy to claim to follow you and much harder to act on it. Forgive us when we forget that Jesus showed us the way. Remind us that though it is hard, you make

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Lent, Lent 1, Mark, Mark 10, Mark 10: 17-31, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Forgive Us Our Arrogance

Prayer of Confession Divine One: We confess we create you in our image. We yearn for a messiah who will force the world into that which we want. Like Peter we rebuke your way and fail to follow you. Forgive

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 8, Mark 8:27-9:8, New Testament

Confession & Assurance: Psalm 51

Prayer of Confession Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! Wipe away my wrongdoingsaccording to your great compassion! Wash me completely clean of my guilt;purify me from my sin! Because I know my wrongdoings,my sin is always

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Old Testament, Psalm 51, Psalm 51:1-3, Psalm 51:6-7, Psalms

Demons Among the Stones of the Dead

Prayer of Confession We confess we cling to the demons we know and wander among the stones of the dead. We bind ourselves to the that which is unhealthy for humanity because we cannot imagine the Beloved Community. Open our

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 5, Mark 5:1-20, New Testament

God Knows It’s Hard

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,

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Mark, Mark 2, Mark 2:1-22, narrative lectionary, New Testament

Gabriel’s Assurance

Prayer of Confession We confess we focus on the noise and fail to hear you. We are visited by angels and still don’t get it. Forgive us. As we pause in the silence may we once again hear Gabriel’s words

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Luke, Luke 1, Luke 1:26-45, New Testament
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