Words of Assurance: Proper 16 B

Here’s a declaration of grace after confession based on the suggested scripture readings for Proper 16 B (the thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost).  It was written by Nathan Nettleton.

Declaration of Grace / Absolution
(inspired by Psalm 34, John 6)

The Lord is steadfast in love
and hears the prayers of all who come seeking mercy.
God reaches out to us in Jesus Christ
forgiving our sins
and nourishing us for life without limit.

Sisters and Brothers,
       your sins are forgiven;
................be at peace.

~ Copyright © 2000 Nathan Nettleton www.laughingbird.net