Call to Worship & Prayer of Confession – October 14, 2018

Call to Worship (Hebrews 4, Mark 10)

L: The kingdom of God is at hand.

P: We want to enter this kingdom.

L: The mercy of God is made known.

P: We want to receive this mercy.

L: The grace of God is abundant for all.

P: We praise you, O God, for your compassion and your love. Accept our grateful praise as we come to worship you today.  Amen

Prayer of Confession

Lord, we look for you in the wrong places.

We put our trust in material things.

We worry about things we cannot change.

We wonder if you are even there at all.

For all the times we have doubted you, Lord, forgive us.

For all the ways we have neglected your word and ignored your people, forgive us.

Do not be far from us, Lord.

There is no one else we can turn to for help.

Renew our fickle hearts and help us put our trust in you. Amen

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