Call to Worship
In our poverty, we await the son of Mary,
Who brings good news.
In our brokenheartedness, we await the Incarnate One,
Who heals our hearts.
In our captivity, we await the Redeemer,
Who proclaims freedom.
In our mourning, we await the Wonderful Counselor,
Who offers comfort.
In the midst of this world’s injustice, we await the Christ Child,
Who brings down the powerful and lifts up the lowly.
Who welcomes all to this holy worship, this holy table.
Prayer of Confession
Open our eyes to the presence of your Spirit
upon us, within us, among us.
For our apathy in the presence of oppression,
If we have contributed to the brokenheartedness of anyone,
For our participation in systems that enslave,
When we are deaf to your good news,
Have mercy and open our ears.
When our mouths remain too tightly closed,
Loosen our lips with songs of praise.
Hear our prayer, O God, and forgive our sins.
Hold us in your mercy, now and forever. Amen.