L “…remember that you were once without Christ… having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:12-13) Let us confess the ways we continue to live far off from Christ.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L The Lord is my shepherd;
C I shall not want (for) you restore my soul, O Lord, and guide me along right pathways for your name's sake. (Psalm 23:1, 3)
L …you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19-20)