Sunday, Mar 5 2017

CALL TO WORSHIP

Gather together in the name of the Lord.
We gather to praise what the Lord has done.

Pray together in the name of the Lord.
We gather to praise what the Lord has done.

Worship the God of unfailing love, the God of Abraham and David.
We gather to praise what the Lord has done.

Meditate on his mighty deeds and consider the beauty of his works.
We gather to praise what the Lord has done.

Sing of God’s great miracles, raise up your hands and hearts.
We gather to praise what the Lord has done.

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Heavenly Father, we confess that we are a people of revisionist histories and rose colored glasses. We prefer what is already known rather than walking in trust wherever you lead.
Forgive us, Lord. Teach us to trust your faithfulness.

We are quick to tell ourselves the narrative of what was, yet we are slow to look forward and hope in the Lord’s unfailing love.
Help us, Lord. Open our eyes to your steadfastness.

How often we pity our current condition, how often we forget God’s goodness, the great works he has done.
Forgive us, Lord. Remind us of your miracles.

In our distress, we think ourselves abandoned and cast out. We remember only that we have been saved before, but forget who did the saving.
Help us, Lord. Humble us, so that we may be sustained by your love.

But you, Lord, never abandon us. You are our rescuer. You are steadfast in your love for us, faithful in your care of us, guiding us with unseen hands, weaving the story of this world for your glory.
Lord, we are grateful receivers of your mercy and love. Amen.

- authored by Cassandra Fowler