Creator God, you paint the world with your vision, you whisper through our voices, you write on our hearts. Yet we turn our eyes away, close our ears, and harden our hearts. Where you have created, we have destroyed. Where you have brought together, we have divided. Where you have loved, we have ignored, and feared, and hated—often in your name. Forgive our lack of vision, and help us to see as you see, in order that we might love as you love.
Assurance of Forgiveness
One: God’s promise is sure: in Christ we are forgiven. Rejoice in God’s strength and live in Christ’s light.
All: God is with us! We will love as we have been loved. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.