God of heaven and earth, we ask your forgiveness for the devotion we show to the things of this world. We seek to find comfort, healing, and wholeness through the marketplace. We lean on ideas and dreams to carry us through times of deep emotion. We do not seek out the Holy, but expect to be able to purchase it and buy our way into the kingdom. Forgive us, O God, shine the light in our lives that the things of this world will be taken like a thief in the night. Our only true and present hope is in you, heal us and make us whole in the name of your son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Submitted by The Rev. Dawn Black, First Presbyterian Church Broken Bow, NE
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