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confession: clothe yourselves

Call to Confession

Christ has been born and has come before us.
Now let us come before him and confess that which we have done
that is contrary to his peaceful kingdom on earth.

Prayer of Confession

    We are told by your holy word to clothe ourselves
with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
But too often we clothe ourselves with hurtful garments;
we clothe ourselves instead with stubbornness, selfishness,
impatience, rudeness, and apathy.
Help us to clothe ourselves with love
that the peace of your son might rule in our hearts.
This we pray in your merciful and forgiving name.  Amen.

Assurance of Forgiveness

    Hear the Good News of the Gospel:
God has broken into our broken world
and saved us from ourselves.
With God’s help,
we are now able to put on clothes of righteousness and justice.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.  Alleluia!  Amen!

Submitted by Rev. Stephen M Fearing, Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, NY.

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  1. Caitlin Deyerle says

    Thank you Stephen, this is exactly what I needed this week!

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