Sunday, June 8, 2008

For June 15, 2008 -- Proper 6, 5th After Pentecost

PRAYER OF CONFESSION/ASSURANCE OF PARDON
God, you call us to be people of character,
but the struggles that are said to grow character are often hard to take.
Or sometimes the suffering doesn’t seem worth the reward.
and so we would rather avoid them altogether.
Help us to remember that growth comes with work and a price.
As we struggle with life’s lessons keep us filled with hope.
And when we are tempted to give up and give in,
give us the strength to endure and forgive us when we fall short of the task.
…time of silent prayer…
Listen, for here is Good News. God is constantly working to help us grow in faith. As we grow we meet with success and failure. But still God helps us grow. We are constantly forgiven and given a new start.
Thanks be to God! Amen.

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