We don’t like Earthly kings so much anymore, Lord. No, we don’t. We’ve moved on in this New Century, and have created other things to rule our lives: our cell phones, our favorite sports teams, our shopping malls, our Facebook pages, our calendars crowded with to-do lists and appointments, our worries, our bills to pay…it seems we have agreed to serve just about everything and everybody -except for You. Forgive us. May Your Kingdom come, to a place right here in our hearts, where you rule as our Good Shepherd, with love, compassion and forgiveness. Amen.
Submitted by Jerie Messer Lukefahr, via the comments!
Amy Pospichal says
very timely! I like this confession because it definitely speaks to many different generations. I would like to use this, although if prayed in unison corporately, the “Lord, no we don’t” might not flow very well for people’s brains and tongues. I think another thing we mistakenly “deify” is our civic clubs, something very true in our small town, since they can sometimes take the place of church fellowship and service.