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Confession: Doubting Your abundance

We fill our lives with the fear of scarcity,
assuming there is not enough money,
time, patience or love.
We turn away when a stranger asks for nourishment,
claiming there isn’t enough even for ourselves.
Forgive us when we doubt your abundance
and ignore the possibilities in what we have been given.

We often sit with arms crossed and fists clenched,
crying out that you have turned away
and left us empty handed.
Forgive us when we reject your abundance
and neglect the possibilities in what we have been given.

We easily give thanks for the good things in life,
turning away from those which lead us to deeper community
or second-guessing blessings as too good to be true.
Open our eyes to the wonders that surround us.
Help us surrender to the loving embrace that enfolds us.

(Opportunity for individual prayers of confession)

Words of Assurance

Take comfort:
we, and the whole world with us,
are always embraced in Christ’s love.
In Christ, there is always enough.

From Stone Soup, a liturgy from the Seekers Church.

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