God, We sometimes feel like we have to hide from you. When we have messed up it’s difficult to admit our failures. Sometimes our egos cumber us from apologizing when we have done wrong. Sometimes we have too much going on to seek your forgiveness. Sometimes the mistake is too big that we aren’t sure how to be free again. We need your help. We confess our sins and know we can’t do life alone. Forgive us and renew us. Grant us wisdom and renew our relationship with you. Amen.
Wandering pilgrim, resistant doubter, joy-filled believer – by the grace of Jesus, you belong to God. Scripture reminds us that God is compassionate and gracious; slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Live as forgiven and free people, offering the same forgiveness you have received from God.