Mar 05

4th Sunday in Lent – Words for Worship (Year B)

Call to Worship (based on Psalm 107)

O give thanks to Christ the Lord, for he is good.

His steadfast love is without end.

The Lord gathers us in from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

Let us give thanks to God together, proclaiming the Good News with songs of joy!


Prayer of Confession (inspired by Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-16)

God, we confess that we are an impatient and selfish people.  When you offer us the promise of a new future, we complain that you don’t get there fast enough.  When you provide for our needs, we complain that it isn’t enough.  And when our bad attitudes and negative outlooks cause us to stumble, we blame you.  Holy God, forgive our sinful ways.  Teach us to be patient.  Instruct us to be grateful.  Guide us to be responsible and humble.  As we turn ourselves around and look to the cross, let us experience your grace and your gift of new life.  In the name of Christ our Savior, we pray.

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