Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Advent 1C

L         Show me your ways, O Lord, and teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. (Psalm 25:4-5) Let us confess the ways we fail to walk in the paths of the Lord.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       Remember, O Lord, your compassion and love
C        Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions, O Lord. Remember me according to your steadfast love and for the sake of your goodness. (Psalm 25:6-7)
L        You are gracious and upright, O Lord, and lead the lowly in justice teaching them your way; therefore all your paths are steadfast love and faithfulness. (Psalm 25:8-10)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christ the King - Year B

L       The testimonies of the Lord are very sure, and holiness befits your house, O Lord, forever and forevermore. Ever since the world began, your throne has been established; you are from everlasting. (Psalm 93:5, 2) Let us confess the ways we fail to honor Christ the King

L         The Lord is king, robed in majesty;
C       The Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength. He has made the world so sure that it cannot be moved. (Psalm 93:1)

L         Grace to you and peace from him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:4b-5b, 6)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Pentecost 25b

L           ...those who run after other gods shall have their troubles multiplied. (Psalm 16:3) Let us confess the ways we rebel against the law of love and follow after other gods.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L       I have said to the Lord,
C       You are my good above all other. You will show me the path of life where in your presence there is fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:1, 11)

L         Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, holding fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for God is faithful. (Hebrews 10:19, 22)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pentecost 24b

L          Put not your trust in rulers, in mortals in whom there is no help. When they breathe their last, they return to earth, and in that day their thoughts perish. (Psalm 146:3-4) Let us confess the ways we trust in the temporary things of this world.

Silence is kept for confession and reflection

L          Happy are they who have the God of Jacob for their help,
C       The Lord loves the righteous and sets the captive free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind and lifts up those who are bowed down. The Lord shall reign forever, your God, O Zion, throughout all generations. Hallelujah! (Psalm 146:5, 7-8, 10)

L          For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands… but he entered into heaven itself, to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. And just as it is appointed for mortals to die once, and after that the judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time… to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:24, 27-8)