All: You are a God whose very being is community, and you call us into relationship with you and one another. You long to take up residence in our lives, in our bodies, in our churches. We confess that we simultaneously want much less than that, and much more. When we confine you to an intellectual belief, forgive us. When we live as if our relationship with you affects only the afterlife, forgive us. When we insist that your love can be earned and lost, forgive us.
One: Come to us again, O God, in the ordinary stuff of life, and remind us to seek your face.
All: We pray in the name of Jesus, bread of life and light of the world. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.