Confession: God of Joy

Here’s a prayer of confession from a service at First Presbyterian Church in Sterling, Illinois.

Prayer of Confession

God of joy, we know that you have blessed us richly,
yet so often, we are down in the dumps over silly little disappointments.
You have given us Jesus Christ,
and raised him from the dead,
and promised us eternal life.
But we act like we don’t know it!
Forgive us, God!
Keep us mindful that you always have the last laugh,
and that your promise is for true joy in every circumstance, and life forever.

Silence is kept

Assurance of Pardon

Christ is raised from the dead! Love wins!
Christ lives and reigns for us!
In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven. Thanks be to God!

~ from a worship service posted on the website of First Presbyterian Church, Sterling, Illinois.