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The World Methodist Social Affirmation UMH #886

 

We believe in God, creator of the world and of all people, 

    and in Jesus Christ, incarnate among us, 

    who died and rose again; and in the Holy Spirit, 

    present with us to guide, strengthen, and comfort.

 

We believe; God, help our unbelief. 

 

We rejoice in every sign of God’s kingdom:

    in the upholding of human dignity and community; 

    in every expression of love, justice, and reconciliation;

    in each act of self-given on behalf of others; 

    in the abundance of God’s gifts

         entrusted to us that all may have enough;

    in all responsible use of the earth’s resources. 

 

Glory be to God on high; and on earth, peace.

 

We confess our sin, individual and collective, by silence or action:

    through the violation of human dignity

        based on race, class, age, sex, nation, or faith;

    through the exploitation of people

        because of greed and indifference;

    through the misuse of power

        in person, communal, national, and international life;

    through the search for security

        by those military and economic forces 

        that threaten human existence;

    through the abuse of technology 

        which endangers the earth and all life upon it. 

Lord, have mercy;

Christ, have mercy;

Lord, have mercy. 

 

We commit ourselves individually and as a community 

        to the way of Christ:

    to take up the  cross; 

    to seek abundant life for all humanity;

    to struggle for peace with justice and freedom; 

    to risk ourselves in faith, hope, and love, 

        praying that God’s kingdom may come.

 

Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Amen.

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