Here’s a prayer of confession from The Presbyterian Church in Canada website.
Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Isaiah 1)
God of truth,
we know we fall far short of your expectations for us –
sometimes we fail even our own self-expectations.
We wander away from you in our daily routines;
we ignore your commands
and in apathy turn our backs on those who are suffering.
Forgive our short-sighted vision,
our constant focus on ourselves,
and our discounting of future generations in our decision-making.
Help us to deepen our connections with you
through prayer, praise and scripture,
and with others through affirming, supportive relationships.
We pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
the source of all grace, Amen.
~ posted on The Presbyterian Church in Canada website. http://presbyterian.ca/worship/