Sunday, September 8, 2013

A Lukan Confession

We are in the lectionary year of Luke, and our worship has been focused on the special stories of Luke's gospel.  I wanted to offer a confession and forgiveness based around it.

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Leader:

Using the words of the gospel of Luke,
let us confess our sins to God and before each other.

All:

Holy God, Most High,
There are valleys in our broken hearts.
There are high places piled with pride.
We have walked crooked ways and rough paths.                     (Luke 3:5-6)
We who are poor have not heard good news;
We who are captive are still bound;
We who are blind are still in darkness
and we who are oppressed are not yet free.         (Luke 4:18-19)
We long for the year of the Lord’s favor,
for the scripture to be fulfilled in our hearing.         (Luke 4:21)

Leader:

By the tender mercy of our God, 
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to give light to those who sit in darkness
and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.                                  (Luke 1:78-79)
In the name of Jesus Christ,
the salvation and light of the world,                                          (Luke 2:30-32)
your sins are forgiven.

All:

Amen.


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