Here’s a beautiful litany of assurance, inspired by Psalm 139:11-12 and Isaiah 60:1. It comes from the PCUSA website. It could be used as words of assurance following confession, or even as a call to worship.
Words of Assurance
(inspired by Psalm 139:11-12, Isaiah 60:1)
Hear the good news of the psalmist’s proclamation:
If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
Even the darkness is not dark to God,
and the night is as bright as the day.
The God who promised never to leave us or forsake us
HAS come to us in Jesus Christ
who binds up the brokenhearted.
heals all our infirmities,
and relieves our burden of sin.
So arise, shine; for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.
Thanks be to God!
~ from Advent Longing for the Light of Healing, posted on the Presbyterian Church USA website. To see the whole service, click here: http://www.pcusa.org/resource/advent-healing/