Prayer of Confession

Gracious God, our sins are too heavy to carry, to real to hide, and too deep todo.  Forgive what our lips tremble to name, what our hearts can no longer bear, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.  Set us free from a past that we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be changed; and grant us grace to grow more and more in your likeness and image, through Jesus Christ, the light of the world. Amen

MINISTRY OF THE WORD

The Memory Verse – Proverbs 2: 5 – 6

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

The Old Testament Lesson – Joshua 1: 5 – 9

The New Testament Lesson – Ephesians 6: 10 – 20