Here’s a prayer of confession and commitment based on Psalm 119:33-40, one of the alternate texts for September 4, 2011 (Proper 18A).
Prayer of Confession & Commitment
(based on Psalm 119: 33-40)
we long to follow You,
to walk in the way that You have shown us;
to know Your commandments, and to practice them whole-heartedly.
But we confess that we are easily distracted,
lured away by our own interests and desires,
enticed by the attitudes and practices of the world around us.
Turn our eyes away from the things that distract us from Your way—
from the attitudes and behaviours that sidetrack us
from our desire to know You better and follow You more closely.
Give us a hunger for Your Word and Your ways.
Show us where true life and happiness are found—
in knowing and doing Your will. Amen.
For more worship resources related to this text, or other texts for September 4, 2011 (the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost), click on Proper 18A in the list of “Labels” at the lower right side of the page.
For other prayers and prayer resources on this blog, see this Prayer index.