On days like today it is easy for us to celebrate all we have done, while forgetting what God has done. It is easy to look back with rosy glasses and then turn our eyes to the future, unreflective. But God calls us to honesty in both our individual and collective lives, so let’s take this moment to reflect on the ways we have failed ourselves, one another, the church, the world.
(begin in silence, then follow with unison prayer of confession)
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.