We Believe in you, God: Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
We believe in the truth and power of your word.
We trust in your finished work, Lord Jesus.
By what you have done, you have secured our eternal destiny.
We affirm your new commandment, your call to love and serve others.
We believe your word – even though we fail to follow you.
We’re not that much different from Judas, who betrayed you,
Or Peter, who denied you.
Our lives reveal ways that we disown you
-daily – sometimes hourly.
We come to you in spite of the disobedience we confess,
asking Your forgiveness,
because we believe that you accept us in Christ’s name.
Please Lord, Forgive our sins.
Thank you for this hope:
that our confidence is not in our ability to obey and follow,
but in your self-giving love and your amazing grace,
revealed in the new covenant of your blood.
Thank you for receiving us to yourself.
Lord, fill us with Your Holy Spirit,
and empower us to live faithfully as Your people. Amen.
Submitted by: Rick Lindholtz, Valley Evangelical Covenant Church, Stillman Valley, Illinois