One: You give us grace upon grace,
All: but we often hold tightly to other things instead.
One: You make your home among us,
All: but we often fill our lives with other things instead.
One: You call us to friendship,
All: but we are so busy, we don’t have time.
One: Forgive us, God,
All: for our out of order priorities,
our too-full homes and calendars,
One: Come again and dwell with us,
speak to us, show us your love,
and orient our lives around You, our true center.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, Ridgefield Crystal Lake Presbyterian Church, Crystal Lake IL.