Pastor: Holy and Loving God, Maker and Sustainer of all life, through your Word and through your son, Jesus Christ you have called us to “love you with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind and all our strength.”
People: Forgive us for holding back on our love and devotion to You.
Pastor: Your word teaches us that our time, our resources, our gifts and our very lives belong to You, yet we have not always used them for your purposes and your glory.
People: Forgive us for giving ourselves to idols and idolatrous desires in heart, soul, mind, and body.
Pastor: You word clearly tells us, that the idols of this world are gods with no ears, with no mouths, with no hands and feet, with no hearts, and with no life at all.
People: Forgive us for seeking life where life cannot be found; for seeking answers where there are none.
Pastor: Your Word has clearly called us as your children, to flee idols and to resist the devil and his temptations.
People: Forgive our foolishness in seeking other loves and our weakness to resist the devil because of our selfish desires.
Pastor: We have fallen prey to the world, the flesh and the devil. We often seek the wealth and approval of the world, the pleasures of the flesh, and the deceitfulness of power that the devil offers.
People: Forgive our foolishness in seeking other loves and set us free from the world, the flesh, and the devil.
Pastor: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, left alone we are powerless to change our hearts, our minds, and our actions; but through the power of the risen Christ and the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we offer ourselves wholly to you.
People: Be the one and only love of our hearts today and every day.
Pastor: Be the one and only longing of our soul today and every day.
People: Be the one and only love of our thoughts today and every day.
Pastor: Be the one and only love that motivates all our actions today and every day.
People: By the power of the risen Christ and the Holy Spirit, we will love you with all our being.
Pastor: In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we pray