Words of Assurance

Prayer is conversation with God. 
In prayer we talk to God, we listen to God, and we receive the gift of communion with God. In prayer we bring praise, thanksgiving, confession, supplication, and intercession to God

Prayer of Commitment to Jesus Christ
Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that I do not deserve eternal life. But I believe You died and rose from the grave to purchase a place in heaven for me. I repent of my sins and I ask for Your forgiveness. I place my trust in You alone for my salvation and accept that free gift of eternal life. I ask You to come into my life and make me the kind of person You want me to be both now and forever. I trust You to take charge of my life and I expect to receive the power of the Holy Spirit that I might share this faith, strength, joy and love with others in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Prayer of Confession 
Merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against You in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved You with our whole heart and mind and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. In Your mercy forgive what we have been, help us amend what we are, and direct what we shall be, so that we may delight in Your will and walk in Your ways, to the glory of Your holy name. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen 

Prayer For Our Service Men and Women 
Heavenly Father,
As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our service men and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.
We also remember the families of our troops, and ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes, and your peace, provision and strength to fill their lives.
May the members of our armed forces be filled with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support. Amen