Third Sunday after Pentecost (Year B)
Sentences, adapted from Psalm 92
It is good to sing praises to your name, Most High.
We declare your steadfast love in the morning
We proclaim your faithfulness by night.
With all voices and unified we sing for joy.
You, O Lord, have made us glad;
At the works of your hands we rejoice!
The Lord is our rock and there is no unrighteousness in him.
The Lord is on high! The Lord is on high forever!
Call to Confession
The Lord is on high and the Lord is ever-near. For this reason, may we go to God in our time of greatness and desperation, triumph, and defeat.
Prayer of Confession
God of mercy,
We confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed.
Spirit of grace and truth,
We have not loved you with our whole hearts; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
Lord of love,
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent for the sake of your son Jesus Christ.
Make us to be new creations;
Have mercy on us.
Show us the way of sacrifice,
That we may delight in your will and walk in your ways,
To the glory of your name.
Assurance of Pardon, from 2 Corinthians 5:1, 5-8
"For we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens...He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord—for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we do have confidence."
OR, adapted from The Book of Common Worship
The Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to him, now fulfills in every contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace, forgiving all our sins and cleansing us from an evil conscience, through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord.
Hymns and Songs of Praise Suggestions
"(It Is Good to Sing Your Praises) Lord Most High"
"All Creatures of Our God and King"
"Be Thou My Vision"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
Written by Katherine Lee Baker