By the Campus Ministries team
This week’s theme: Me & You & an Alternative View
Prayer of confession:
Jesus, Messiah. The crowds around you can be thrilling, or frightening.
One moment they are clay in your hands, ready to be shaped.
The next they are squeezing you, like putty in a clenched fist, demanding that you conform.
Is that what we do?
When we count the cost of your words for us, it hurts.
We get it, why the masses turned and your disciples faded away.
The time is ripe for change, then and now. Why can’t you lead that change in a way we understand?
How is it that you define success so differently? It scares us to question you.
It’s worse if we don’t.
Forgive us for holding in questions so long that we can’t bear the answers. Forgive us for fearing the crowds, and the consequences. Open our eyes and hearts to receive your teaching. Show us again this new way of living. Help us to love like you.
(Taken from MCUSA and Mennonite Church Canada Lenten worship resources)
Open our eyes and hearts. Show us again your new way of living. Help us to love like you, for we are people of God. We go in God’s love to share God’s love and live God’s promise.