Almighty God, you alone can bring order to our unruly wills and affections. Pour out your Spirit of grace and supplication on all who desire it. Deliver us from cold hearts and wandering thoughts, that with steady minds and burning zeal we may worship you in spirit and truth through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of Confession
Mighty and powerful God, we have known your hopes for us, and disappointed every one of them; we have heard your words of faithfulness, and forgotten every one of them; we have seen your dreams for us, and turned every one of them into ashes. We have erred and strayed from your ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against your holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. Forgive us. Silence every blustering word, so we may hear your mercy; still every feeble attempt to justify ourselves, so we may be made right with you; melt every frozen heart, so we might be drenched in your river of joy. May Jesus Christ continue to live in us, so we might be free to live forever with you.
- Old Testament Lesson: Jeremiah 31: 31-34
- New Testament Lesson: Romans 3: 19-28
- No. 288 – I Sing the Mighty Power of God
- No. 452 – O Day of God, Draw Nigh
- No. 430 – Come Sing, O Church, in Joy!
“A Spiritual Reformation” – Rev. Dr. Martha Jordan