From the Seekers Church, Washington D.C.

Common Confession

Leader:      Holy God of surprises,

we hear you call us to a new way of being.


Voice 1:      We know the Holy Spirit will be with us

as we grow and change,

but it is hard to let go of what has been.


Voice 2:      We confess how often

we yearn for the good old days,

for a kind of comfort and safety that never really was.


Leader:      We see the future as threat rather than hope.

All:             O Holy One, forgive us for our fears and failings.


Individual Prayers of Confession



Leader:      The God of all creation welcomes us with open arms,

offering love and hope and faith.

We are forgiven. Amen.


Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession


Prayer of Dedication and Commitment

All:    O Holy One, we come today

to claim our relationship with you.

We pray for the commitment to grow together,

sharing the gifts you give us with others

here and in the wider world.

Forgive us for the hurt we have inflicted,

and help us forgive those who have hurt us.

Give us strength and discipline

to nurture our relationship with you;

to care for every part of your creation;

to foster justice and be in solidarity with those in need;

to work to end all war, and violence, and discord;

and to respond joyfully when you call,

freely giving our selves as you have shown the way.


We open our hearts to you and your creation

in the name of Jesus, who is the Christ.  Amen.


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