The ten commandments and turned-over tables. What a great week to be a preacher! Here is the prayer of confession and offertory prayer we are using this week.
Prayer of Confession
Have mercy on us.
You draw us to holy places,
and we fail to look for you.
You speak to us holy words,
and we fail to listen for you.
In Jesus, you walk the path of life before us,
and we fail to follow you.
(I will take the assurance of pardon from 1 Corinthians 1:18-25.)
Gracious God, you have given us your law. You have given us your life. We now give these offerings to you. Accept them and use them for the work of your church. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.