Sunday Aug 27 Confession

PRAYER OF CONFESSION

Father above, we come before you weak and worried at the calamities that surround us in this world. Help us to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Lord, show us your mercy. Change our minds.

Though we are a blessed people with nearly every need cared for, we are stingy with the blessings you've given us. Help us. Teach us to care for the needs of one another, as you care for us.
Lord, show us your mercy. Change our hands.

Rather than marveling at the mosaic of our neighborhoods, city, country, and world, we are divided by our differences, huddling in niche communities. Help us to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Lord, show us your mercy. Change our hearts.

As the world groans and shifts, we forget the ever-constant presence of your Spirit. We are tossed about by fads and fashions, rushing to position ourselves on the bleeding edge of every issue. Help us to see You. Teach us to hold fast to what is good.
Lord, show us your mercy. Change our wills.

Rather than outdoing one another in doing good, we do just enough to be respectable in the eyes of the world around us. Help us to see the folly of our ways and love one another with true affection.
Lord, show us your mercy. Change our spirits. Amen.