Prayer of Confession

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Almighty God,

we confess that we are often swept up in the tide of our generation.

We have failed in our calling to be a holy people,

a people set apart for your divine purpose.

We live more in apathy born of fatalism than in passion born of hope.

We are moved more by private ambition than by social justice.

We dream more of privilege and benefits than of service and sacrifice.

We try to speak in your name without relinquishing our glories,

without nourishing our souls, without relying wholly on your grace.

Help us make room in our hearts and lives for you.

Forgive us, revive us, and reshape us in your image. Amen.

 

– Lydia S. Martinez: The United Methodist Book of Worship

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~ by genelking on January 23, 2008.

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