Faithful God, we confess our own short-sightedness. Instead of placing all our trust in you and going forward in faith, we have given ourselves to other gods: proven results, quick fixes, and easy outs. Welcome us again into your loving arms. Be quick to forgive us and restore us to faith. Set our hope in you and remind us again of your mighty power and goodness. Help us to rededicate ourselves in your holy name. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben, Canyon Lake Presbyterian Church, Canyon Lake TX
Eternal God, your compassion waits for us around every corner, pursuing us to the depths of our existence. We separate ourselves from you by making destructive choices and living in ways that lead to death, rather than graciously receiving the gift of abundant life. Have mercy on us! Weep for us and with us, that by your power we may inhale the breath of your Spirit and know the freedom of forgiveness, restoration to wholeness, and life everlasting. Amen.
Submitted by Rev. Elaine Murray Dreeben, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas Texas