You are a faithful God, and you desire your people to be faithful to you.
Forgive us, Jesus, for we have been unfaithful far too often. Forgive us for allowing ourselves to be blinded to the truth, pursuing money, or approval, or success for their own sake, without reference to you. Forgive us for allowing our circumstances to negatively affect our understanding of you. Spirit, teach us how to strengthen each other’s’ faith. Help us to hold on to you when we experience blessing, and to hold all the more tightly when we experience pain.
Sung Response: Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy on us. (x2)
Your sin has been crucified with Christ Jesus, and you are forgiven. You are free to walk in the fullness of the life offered to you by the Spirit of God.
Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.