Prayer: Almighty God, who has called us into one family by Your Son, we acknowledge and confess that we have disobeyed Your will and broken Your commandments. We have not always loved our neighbour as ourselves. In the very midst of the family, we have shown envy, jealousy, hatred, and pride. Out of Your infinite love which You have shown in the gift of Your Son, grant us Your forgiveness, and bless us with Your peace. Uphold those who preach this day. Uphold those who teach this day. Uphold those who come before You in worship this day. This we ask
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.