Call to Worship and Prayer of Confession – March 4, 2018

Call to Worship

Leader: Father, teach us your laws.
People: And help us to obey them. 
Leader: Lord Jesus, teach us of your love.
People: And help us to share it.
ALL: Holy Spirit, guide and direct us as we seek to live within Gods covenant. Amen.

A Jewish Prayer of Confession (use with Exodus 20)

Holy and awesome God, we stand in your presence filled with regret for our many sins and failings.

Though there is greatness in us, and a deep longing for goodness, we have often denied our better selves and refused to hear your voice calling us to rise to the full height of our humanity.

For there is weakness in us, as well as strength. At times we choose to walk in darkness, our vision obscured.  We do not care to look within, and we are unwilling to look beyond at those who need our help.

O God, we are too weak to walk unaided.
Be with us as a strong and wise friend,
and teach us to walk by the light of your truth.  Amen

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