Prayer of Confession & Assurance of Pardon led by Maristela Ferreira
Jesus says: Let anyone who is thirsty come to me.
Out of the believer’s heart
shall flow rivers of living water.
Trusting in God’s grace, let us confess our sin:
you poured your Spirit upon gathered disciples
creating bold tongues, open ears,
and a new community of faith.
We confess that we hold back the force of your Spirit among us.
We do not listen for your word of grace,
speak the good news of your love,
or live as a people made one in Christ.
Have mercy on us, O God.
Transform our timid lives by the power of your Spirit,
and fill us with a flaming desire to be your faithful people,
doing your will for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hear the good news: Through Christ, God has poured out
the Holy Spirit upon us
for the forgiveness of sins.
In the name of Jesus Christ, we are forgiven!
Thanks be to God.
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