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confession: excuses

Speaking God, your name echoes through creation, bringing all things into being. We confess that we often act as if we can get along without you, and insist on getting our own way. We confess that we think of ourselves more highly than we ought, and also that we consider ourselves unworthy of your call—mostly so we can get out of following where you lead. When we are hard hearted and selfish, forgive us, and transform us into your likeness. When we make excuses and ignore you, forgive us and keep calling, Lord. Give us courage to answer faithfully.


Gracious God,

speak your healing word into our lives again, that we may turn and follow you. Amen.


Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, The Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.

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