A Prayer of Confession

All-glorious God and Father,
You have made us a new creation in Christ
yet we confess we still cling to our old nature
and grieve the grace within us.
Although we are children of the light,
we have walked in the dark
of our addictions and deadly desires.
We have preferred the petty pleasures
of sin over your all-satisfying worth.
We confess we are often bored
and unimpressed with Jesus,
more concerned with sports, shopping,
and the safe suburban life.
We have forsaken the fountain of living water
for cisterns that are empty and dry.
We have loved the gifts more than the Giver.
Forgive us Lord, for this appalling evil.
Forgive us Lord, for this spiritual suicide.
In your grace, break our love affair with this world
and enthrall us with the glories of Jesus.
Wean us from what fades and fails,
That we may set our hope upon what is truly life.
For the sake of Christ, Amen.

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