Prayer of Confession – 9th May 2021

Father, we commit our restlessness to You. Our souls are weary. Our minds, distracted. Our hearts, burdened. Our strength, diminished. How we long for deep, refreshing, rest!

But we confess, we have often fuelled our own restlessness. We neglect our rest. We become frantic with anxiety. Week after week, we ignore the Sabbath. We fail to worship You with our work, and then we fail to worship You with our rest.

Forgive us, Lord. Forgive us for a lack of self-control. Forgive us for living on fear, not faith. Forgive us for our unbelief.

Grant us grace, O Father. Refresh our souls! Renew our bodies! Grant us fresh eyes for the journey ahead. Father, we look to You. We look to Your Son. We look to Your Spirit. In Jesus’ name, amen.