One: Do you not perceive it?
All: No, God, we confess that often we are blind to the new thing you are doing.
One: So often we are not looking, and sometimes we choose not to see.
All: We are comfortable with the way things are—we weary of the call to your newness.
One: Sometimes we see, but our hearts are hardened and we look away, making excuses.
All: But you call us to respond, to live in your kingdom now.
One: Forgive our status-quo caution, our focus on self-preservation rather than on your kingdom.
All: Forgive our narrow vision and insistence that you fit into our plans.
One: Open us to the movement of your Spirit,
All: and give us hearts ready to be generous in response.
sung: Kyrie Eleison
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.