Proper 7 C
Written for Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1998. Copyright Katherine Hawker.
Call to Worship
Children of God, Come
Confession and Assurance based on 1 Kings 19
Prayer of Confession
We come seeking God in mighty earthquakes.
We come listening for God in resounding thunder.
We come expecting God in sweeping victories.
Yet God is found in a baby's touch.
Yet God speaks in silence.
Yet God is found in the least of these.
Save us, O God, from our aimless wandering.
Save us, O God, from our idols.
Save us, O God, from our self-induced chaos.
God, in your mercy,
Hear our prayer.
Assurance of Pardon
Hear the good news of God's love for us;
not in the earthquake, not in the storms, not in the mighty deeds
but in the silence, in the gentle touch, in the quiet rain
"You are my Beloved. I love you."