We sat together in humble silence, song, and confession, as we worshiped the Lord, mourned the loss of these children, and praised the Father for his sovereign mercy.
Prayer of Confession:
"Let us confess our sins unto Almighty God.
Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost sheep,
we have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts,
we have offended against Thy holy laws,
we have left undone the things which we ought to have done,
and we have done those things which we ought not to have done...
Thy promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord;
and grant, O merciful Father, for His sake, that we may hereafter
live a Godly, righteous and sober life, to the glory of Thy holy Name.
As we prayed this prayer, I was particularly convicted of leaving "undone the things which we ought to have done, and doing those things which we ought not to have done." What a gracious Father we have to forgive us of our unfaithfulness. We praise Him for the lives he brings into this world and those he takes home to be with him. Everything according to His perfect will.
"I bring all my energies to bear on this one thing:
forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."
We will continue to pray for those who are hoping for healing in the times ahead. It is only through our Father we may find full forgiveness and healing.
Sav-A-Life Vestavia Intern