Thursday, September 29, 2016

Reflection and Renewal: Be Willing To Be Continually Made New

based on "Prayer of Confession" by Beth Merrill Neel 

Gracious and loving God,

We know we do not always live out what we claim to believe. We turn away from you, from our neighbor, and from our true selves. We know we dim your light within us with our pride, our self-righteousness, and our need for control.

Forgive us.

We know that your loyalty and love for us is endless. Help us to have open ears, eyes, and hearts to notice how you call us - again and again - back to love, back to grace, back to your light.

Give us the courage to be willing to be continually made new so we can fully love you and all of your creation.