Prayers of Adoration & Confession
Creating God, you know us better than we know ourselves.
You are around us, and before us.
From the day of our birth, you have been with us.
On the day of our death, you will still be with us.
Earth-walking Christ, you understand what it is to be human.
You have felt the joy of being alive,
You know what it is to love,
You have felt despair, and know the pain of suffering.
Ever-present Spirit, you are beside us on our journey.
You are present in our joys and sorrows,
Our constant companion in our travels,
Shining your guiding light, even in the darkest places.
Search us, O God, shine your light into our lives.
See us as we are, in our goodness and in our brokenness.
We turn to you, and confess those things that weigh us down.
We turn to you, and reveal the sorrows and fears
that lay hidden within us.
We turn to you, bringing a world that is hurting
and in need of your truth.
In the silence, we lay our burdens before you.
Holy God, Brother Jesus, Companion Spirit,
We know that you walk with us
and will gladly share our load.
Guide us on the road we travel,
Help us to be led by you in all that we do.
Sisters and brothers, Paul writes that
we did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear,
but we have received a spirit of adoption.
God welcomes us as beloved children,
and through Christ, brings forgiveness
and release from all that binds us.
Remember this good news: our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. our sins are forgiven.
Thanks be to God. Amen.
Natalie Sims, offered for worship, 23/7