PRAYER OF CONFESSION O God of life, we confess the ways we turn away from the fullness of life that you offer. silence God of love, we confess the hatred we hold in our hearts. silence God of compassion, we confess our indifference. silence God of justice, we confess that our lives are linked to oppressive systems. silence God of peace, we confess the violent movements of our hearts, the violent realities of our world. silence Holy God, we confess our sins to you. silence (Written by Joanna Harader) ASSURANCE OF GRACE Return to the Lord your God, for God is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger