One: Your story stretches from age to age, O God, and you call us to be a part of it.
All: But we have forgotten your story, left the book to gather dust on the shelf, hoping the bits we remember here and there will be enough.
One: And still you speak, bringing life and love into being.
All: But so often we want to write our own story, taking center stage as star of our own play.
One: Forgive us, O God, for we have not sought your word as a light to our path.
All: Forgive us, O God, for we have assumed your word was captive on an ancient page.
One: Forgive us, O God, for we have relied on our own strength, rather than on your living wisdom.
All: Forgive us, O God, and guide us as we return to you.
All sung: Kyrie Eleison
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.