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Make Us Like Rain

Prayer of Confession Sacred Spirit: Like kings of old, we posture. Determined to define ourselves against one another, we forget we are called to be one humanity. Like Rehoboam, we can make the lives of our neighbors more difficult. Forgive

Posted in 1 Kings, 1 Kings 12, 1 Kings 12:1-17, Confession of Sin & Assurance, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Obvious & Subtle

Prayer of Confession You appear to us in this way and that way. Sometimes you show up in our neighbors’ face and sometimes you’re as dramatic as a burning bush. Still we don’t see you. We are too focused elsewhere

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Exodus, Exodus 3, Exodus 3:1-15, Exodus 3:1-5, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Release Us From Repetition

Prayer of Confession TogetherDivine One: Our world is filled with struggles. Sometimes we make the wrong choice. Sometimes we have regrets and sometimes we know we would be tempted and do it again. Release us from repeating our mistakes. Though

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 32, Genesis 32:22-32, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Help Us Run to Serve

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

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 18:1-15, Genesis 18:1-15 and 21:1-7, narrative lectionary, Old Testament

Confession & Prayer of Belonging

Reconciling with God & Neighbor Prayer of Confession TogetherCreating One: We confess we don’t always act and live as you dream for us. We pretend we are the only ones who belong. We reject our neighbors who are different or

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Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Genesis, Genesis 2, Genesis 2:4-25, Genesis 2:4-3:8, Genesis 2:7-9, narrative lectionary, Old Testament, Passing of the Peace

Open Our Perspectives, Hearts, & Actions

Confession of Sin Responsive Though you model seasons of hard work and seasons of rest,  we too often favor one over the other. Though you honor all labor that builds your kin_dom,we too often favor the labor of some over

Posted in Confession of Sin & Assurance, Days of the Secular World, Genesis, Genesis 1, Genesis 1-2, Genesis 1-2:1, Labor Day, Mark, Mark 12, Mark 12:28-34, Mark 12:30-31, Matthew, Matthew 22, New Testament

Grant Us a Reset

Confession of Sin Holy One, You empower of us with gifts so that we may live fully into our callings as your people. Forgive us for the times we’ve misused those gifts. Grant us your grace for the times we’ve

Posted in 1 Corinthians 12, 1 Corinthians 12:12-21, Confession of Sin & Assurance, New Testament
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