Reading — Ephesians 4:1–6, Confession — Lord, you commanded us to love one another as you have loved us. I confess my shortcomings in carrying out that commandment. You loved me unconditionally, and all too often, my love is conditional with others. Your love for me was sacrificial, laying down your life for me and… Read more »
Reading — Galatians 5:16–25, Confession — Gracious God, we confess that we have sinned against you by what we have done and not done. There were times this week we did not reflect your good and loving character to the people around us. We spoke too quickly and we looked the other way. For the… Read more »
Reading — Acts 2:1–12, Confession — Holy God, we forgot you at times this week. We ignored the prompting of your Spirit and tried to live under our own power. Forgive our sin. Help us see the example of Jesus more clearly and restore our hearts and minds through the power of the Holy Spirit…. Read more »
Reading — Luke 12: 13–21, Confession — Thank you Father, Son and Holy Spirit for creating me, forgiving me, and empowering me to live by faith. I confess I try to create myself in my own image, to fix what I have broken, and to live by my own strength. I am sorry for my resistance… Read more »
Reading — Luke 18:1–8, Confession — Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have created me and all things. I am sorry that I doubt your purpose for making me. For Jesus’ sake, forgive every thought, word and deed that give my doubts power. I reject these false feelings. Make my feelings conform to your… Read more »
Reading — II Timothy 1:3–7, Confession — Gracious God, I am embarrassed to admit how seldom I have thanked you for the many gifts in my life. You have given me so much I have learned not to notice. For the sake of Jesus, forgive me and teach me to see with new eyes. And help… Read more »
Reading — John 20:19–31, Confession — Almighty and merciful God and Father of our Lord Jesus, I approach your throne of grace today seeking mercy and forgiveness. I have not loved you above all things. I have not loved my neighbor as myself. For the sake of Jesus, forgive me, renew me, and lead me… Read more »
Reading — Philippians 2:5-11, Confession — Holy God, we confess that our good intentions turn into selfish desires. We let little disagreements turn into hurtful thoughts and actions. We seek sarcasm and not your spirit. We ask for your forgiveness in the name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.