Prayer of Confession – 4 September 2022

Faithful, loving, and jealous God – You are worthy of our passionate pursuit. You are the LORD our God! And our hearts must ring with delight for You.

Yet Lord, how often we walk before You with unfeeling hearts? How often is our obedience mechanical? How often is our prayer focused on the external?

O Father, have we distorted Your great command? Have we settled for loving You with just our minds, or just our strength – but with little heart?

Forgive us. Our calculated, unfeeling, even reluctant faith, is a denial of Your glorious nature. For You move mountains, shake kingdoms – and You enrapture the heart.

Revive us, O Lord! Give us a new thirsting and hungering for You! Satisfy us with Your love, that we may be glad in You all our days. We ask this in Jesus’ name, amen.