From our gathering this morning at The Well:
Father, you tell us in your Word
that whatever does not proceed from faith is sin.
We confess that we have frequently relaxed our faith.
We have allowed ourselves to become cynical,
and our cynicism has boiled over
with slander, criticism, prayerlessness, and pessimism.
How easily we’ve allowed ourselves
to crumple under the stresses of our lives.
Forgive us for our smallness of faith.
In your mercy, hear us,
for Jesus’ sake. Amen.
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
Hear these comforting words:
If you repent and believe in God’s redeeming mercy,
your sins are forgiven.
Trust in God’s promises and begin anew your life
with God and all people
in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thanks be to God!