Risen Lord, you come into the reality of our doubts,
breathing peace and forgiveness upon us.
We confess that we have insisted on false certainties,
held each other to unrealistic standards,
and separated ourselves from the community of faith.
Come to us once again in your grace,
that we might see, and touch, and embrace your promise,
so we can claim your forgiveness and extend it to others.
We pray in your holy name.
Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA