Father, we confess that we need Jesus. We do not pray this enough. We do not mean this enough. We do not feel this enough. Lord, help us!
We need Jesus because there is unconquered sin in our hearts. More often, our actions are insincere. Our love, cold. Our faith, feeble. We are weary and discouraged. Father, help us!
We need Jesus because there is deep brokenness in this world. Truth is irrelevant. Cynicism, the new normal. Self-indulgence, the goal. We are insufficient and overwhelmed. Father, help us!
We need Jesus because Satan has not been vanquished. Your Church is persecuted. Your people, indoctrinated. The culture, hostile. The unborn, slaughtered. We are hurting and helpless. Father, help us!
Father, we need Jesus! Help us to look to Jesus, to hope in Jesus, and to be empowered by the Spirit of Jesus. We wait for His return. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.