Reading — Matthew 5:13–16, Confession — Lord, you have invited us to be salt and light in this world. We confess that we have not consistently lived out our faith in a way that shines your light. We have not consistently served as a preservative of your grace in our communities. We have not relied on… Read more »
Reading — Matthew 22:35–40, Confession — Jesus, you ask us to treat our neighbors as we want to be treated, yet we got it wrong again. We lost our tempers. We put our wants above others needs. We didn’t tell the whole truth. In reality, we protected ourselves instead of our relationships. We’re sorry. By… Read more »
Reading — Matthew 6:9–13, Confession — Father, we confess that our words can be hollow. We talk a lot. We even pray a lot. Yet if we are honest, we take our connection with you and our faithfulness to us for granted. Lord, we ask that you redeem our words. May we have rich conversation… Read more »
Reading — Matthew 6:25–34, Confession —Loving Father, you have told us not to worry about our lives, that we are valuable to you, and our worry will harm us. Yet our time and energy is often spent on worry, and anxiety can overtake us. We confess that we have not always brought our worries and… Read more »
Reading — Matthew 7:1–5 Confession — Heavenly Father, We recognize we have offended you and hurt others in our lives. It’s easy to judge people by sizing them up, writing them off, and making false assumptions. Forgive us. Heal the broken places in us that keep us from loving like You want us to. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Reading — Matthew 7:24–29, Confession — Steadfast God, You sent us your son that we might know you and live a life full of grace and truth. We confess that we have not always practiced what he taught us. We have missed opportunities to reflect your love to the world and have built our lives… Read more »
Reading — 2 Corinthians 5:13–21, Confession — Heavenly Lord, We confess that we have sometimes viewed our citizenship in your Kingdom as second to other roles we fulfill. We have allowed ourselves to be compelled by earthly issues rather than Christ’s love. Forgive us, help us to use all of our earthly roles and responsibilities… Read more »
Reading — Luke 10:25–37, Confession — Welcoming Father, you embraced us while we were sinners and far from you. Your heart has always been for the outsider and the stranger among us. We confess that we have let fear, comfort, and habit keep us from seeing those you have a heart for in our midst…. Read more »