Prayer of Confession: A Stale Gospel

God of glory,
we confess that we have not sought your face.
We ignore the needs of the
poor and turn away from our own kin.
We allow the gospel to go stale,
and hide the light you have given.
Forgive us; give us grace.
By the renewing gifts of your Spirit
inspire and empower us again
to show the wonder of your love in Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Silent Confession)

Words of Assurance
(from Psalm 145:13-14, NRSV)

The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.
The LORD upholds all who
are falling, and raises up all who are bowed down.
Know that you are forgiven, and be at peace.
Thanks be to God!

Passing the Peace
Let us be salt and light to each other,
giving and receiving forgiveness in the name of Christ.
The peace of Christ be with you. And also with you.

~ posted on the website of the First Presbyterian Church of Garland, Texas.