Prayers of Chosen People

March 22nd, 2011

Call to Worship

Turn from the world and be embraced by the love of Christ.
Like lost children, we seek our true home.
Know that God loves you and desires your salvation.
Our lives are in his hands; we are his people.

Prayer of Confession

O Lord, we confess that too often the ways of the world have been our ways. We have lingered at the altars of fear, greed, impatience, and unkindness. Our actions have not been consistent with our words. We have sought salvation in unholy alliances and have brought division upon your world. Forgive us our sins and feed us with your grace that we might be a people redeemed and whole, dedicated to the way of Jesus with all our strength and all our minds and all our souls. Amen.

Words of Assurance

(based on 1 Peter 2:9)

We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own strange and peculiar people, empowered to proclaim the mighty acts of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light and show sanity to an insane world. Celebrate!

Benediction

You are the people of God. Go forth to live in such ways that by your actions and words others will see in you the life of Jesus and want to follow in his way. Amen.

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