When we look at the wilderness around us
and the turbulent waters before us
we see danger and destruction.
We recognize the call of the Israelites
as we desire the familiar
rather than the unknown.
You call us forward on a path that we cannot see.
Cleanse us from the mud of our sins
as we journey through the waters.
Shield us from distractions that pull us
away from your path of dry ground.
Be the pillar of cloud and fire that protects us.
Soften out hearts to trust in you.
As we walk through your grace
lead us into your way of life. Amen.
For those who are looking for last minute confessional liturgy for Exodus 15, the story of the Israelites passing through the Red Sea (or Reed Sea, if you are a hebrew linguist).