One: Loving God, the world is full to the brim with your grace,
All: yet so often we see only what we do not have.
One: Joyful God, you call us to glorify and enjoy you forever,
All: yet so often we insist that faith must be cut and dried, strait-laced, and serious.
One: Calling God, you ask for obedience to your will,
All: yet so often we prefer our own way to yours.
One: Forgive our faltering faith, O God.
All: Soften our hard hearts, unclench our grasping hands, and open our darkened eyes, that we may follow you into kingdom life. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ, who makes all things new. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Teri Peterson, the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, IL.