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Confession: Forgive us, Holy One

Creator God,
You made this day, this life,
this planet and all that is in it.
All is a gift from you.
All of creation is holy
and you have given it into our care

And yet we must confess:
our careless actions wound and scar our earth home.
Forgive us, Holy One,
You, who are always creating a new heaven and a new earth!

We rob and do not restore life-giving riches to our lands and waters:
Forgive us, Holy One,
You, who invite us to a feast of justice on your holy mountain!

We foster systems which fail to house and feed and heal all our people:
Forgive us, Holy One,
You, who promise a world in which people build houses and inhabit them,
plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

Risen One,
Teach us that your resurrection brings new life to all creation.
Today of all days, empower us with vision and courage;
let us work for your realm in which there is justice for all;
where everyone has enough, sharing your abundant life.

Save us, God from our mistakes.
Teach us to be a resurrection people,
rising from the ashes of our errors
to live in a new way on this Earth. Amen.

~ written by Reverend Meighan Pritchard in “Resurrection of All Creation: Service prayers for Easter Sunday.” Posted on the United Church of Christ website.

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