Prayer of Confession – 23 Oct 2022

Lord Jesus, Your heart is for Your elect across this world. You purchased them with Your own blood – from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.

These are Your sheep who have not heard Your voice – the voice of their good Shepherd. These are hearts that have not been lit up, with the Light of Your glorious grace.

Lord, we humbly ask Your forgiveness: For when our hearts are not set on these. For when we have failed to be Your light to them.

Forgive us for going day by day, with little concern for those that You have such concern for. Renew us, both inside and out.

Deepen our obedience. Make beautiful our light. Help us to now shine for You – steadily, warmly, and invitingly. You are a God of patience and mercy! You will bring Your people home to You.

We ask all this in Jesus’ name, amen.