Prayer of Confession:
Source of all that gives us life,
we have turned away from your
authority to our own small concerns.
Forgive us for our failure to bear one
another's burdens, for boasting of
anything but your cross,
for believing in our own power to justify
our lives, and for denying your call
to takeconfort in you alone.
Gather us within the circle of your
grace that in all we do,
we may honor your name.
Declaration of Forgiveness:
In the name of the One who died and rose for us, our sins are forgiven and we are made whole and new.
Thanks be to God