Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Luke 14:28. It comes from the United Presbyterian Church of Boyden, Iowa.
(inspired by Luke 14:28)
O God, You never deceive anyone.
“Count the cost,” you say.
Be ready for some self-denial.
That is hard for modern Christians to hear;
for obedient faith is a struggle;
“overcoming evil with good” makes us uncomfortable;
and the idea of sacrificing for anything other than ourselves
makes us defensive!
Forgive our lack of commitment;
fill us with the desire to know and do your will first of all!
Hear now our silent prayers.
~ from the United Presbyterian Church of Boyden, Iowa website. http://www.upcboyden.com/