L You were dead through the trespasses and sins in which you once lived, following the course of this world… following the desires of flesh and senses and were by nature children of wrath... But God who is rich in mercy… made us alive together with Christ. (Ephesians 2:1-4) Let us confess the ways we resist our life in Christ and continue to follow the course of this world.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L Let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim;
C Give thanks to the LORD, for the LORD is good, for God's mercy endures forever.
L …by grace you have been saved through faith and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works so that no one may boast. For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. (Ephesians 2:8-10)