Monday, January 26, 2015

Prayer of Confession: Lack of Awareness


God,

Even though you want to have connection with us, sometimes the idea of praying seems foreign and scary. Sometimes we feel ashamed and guilty because we don’t think we pray as much as we should.

Our understanding of prayer remains limited and we remain stuck.

And sometimes, when we pray we are shallow, treating you like some kind of vending machine instead of being aware of your presence that already surrounds us. We are one-sided, asking always for mercy and compassion, but not pursuing the same in your world.

Forgive us. Give us another chance to appreciate the fullness of your love. Help us to shed our self-interest and find joy in serving your work of setting things right.

Thank you that you continually move within and around us. Give us eyes to see and eyes to hear.

Amen