March 8, 20170 comments
Father of mercies, we confess that we have sinned against you. By your Holy Spirit, come and work repentance in our hearts. Help us to see you as you are – a loving Father who is patient with us and powerful to save. Help us to see the Lord Jesus, the friend of sinners, and to follow him more faithfully. As we have received Christ, so strengthen us to walk in him, depend on him, commune with him, and be conformed to him. Give us an awareness of your grace that makes us bold for others, that we might joyfully tell our friends and neighbors of your saving grace in Christ. Amen.
Silent prayer for private confession and reflection
Scriptural Assurance of Pardon: “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.” (Psalm 103:11-13)