May 20, 2011

Ascension Day Call to Confession

While we claim to celebrate the ascension of our Lord,
the way we live proclaims our lack of faith
in his power to deal with the world.
Let us confess the incongruity between our faith and practice.
Let us pray:

We come, O Lord, on this day of glory to confess our lack of trust.
While we sing of your lordship over all creation,
we have too often acted as though you are powerless
in the face of today's events.
Help us to live with confidence in your presence today
and in hope for life with you forever. Amen. (The Worship Sourcebook, pp. 662-663)

The Assurance of God's Pardon:
1 John 2:1-2

— posted on the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship website.  Visit that site for many more good ideas and resources for Ascension Day worship.

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