Father, let our desires lead us to You, for You alone can fully satisfy the desires of our hearts.
But instead of turning to You, we often turn to the flesh. At times we indulge in sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these.
Forgive us, O God. Forgive us for worshipping You with empty words, while our hearts are given to sin. Forgive us for when we have settled for the cheap thrills of sin, rather than the infinitely greater and eternally-lasting satisfaction from You.
Have mercy on us, Father. Draw us back to You. Our flesh and our hearts may fail, but You are the strength of our hearts and our portion forever. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.