Father, You see the attitudes of our hearts. As Your church, we are called to wait. To wait on You and Your promises. And to wait for Your Son’s return.
But in our waiting, we have often sinned against You. Forgive us for isolating ourselves. For neglecting the Church body. For distancing ourselves from one another.
Forgive us for stagnating. For not seeking Your will. For not abiding in Christ. For indulging in the flesh, and in worldliness. For not pursuing fruitfulness.
Forgive us for hesitating. For taking the path of least resistance. For failing to exercise faith. For neglecting faithful obedience. For grieving Your Holy Spirit.
Lord God, purify our hearts! Help us to resolve to live for You! To pursue the Spirit of Christ. To receive the Spirit’s power. And to fulfil Your Great Commission purposes.
We pray all this in the name of Jesus, amen.