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21st Century Worship Resources for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Year C

Call to Worship: Let the Redeemed of the Lord Praise

(Based on Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22)

Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord offer praise!

People: We praise you, O God, for life and breath and strength!

Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord offer praise!

People: We praise you, O God, for family and friends, for food and shelter!

Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord offer praise!

People: We praise you, O God, for a place to worship and friends on the journey!

Leader: Let the redeemed of the Lord offer praise!

All: We praise you, O God, for loving us and claiming us as your own. Amen.

Prayer of Confession

(Based on Hosea 11:1-11)

God,

Why are we so blind to your great love for us?

You take us up into your arms and heal us (Hosea 11:3).

You are to us like those who lift infants to their cheeks (Hosea 11:4).

You overwhelm us with the gift of a love that refuses to leave us on our own.

Forgive us, O God,

for the times we lamented that we were weathering the storms of life alone.

Forgive us, O God,

for the many times we have walked away from your love and refused to love one another.

Forgive us, O God,

for the times that we have heaped praises upon ourselves in public and been tempted to shovel blame at you in private.

Heal us again, O God, and teach us to walk faithfully in your sight.

Silence

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