Confession: Luke 21

Here’s a prayer of confession based on Luke 21. It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

Prayer of Confession
(inspired by Luke 21)

Almighty God,
you warn us to read the signs
for the coming of your glory—
in the sun, the moon, the stars,
the roaring of the seas and the waves,
the distress among the nations.
We have seen it all before.
Nothing seems to change.
Help us live with courage
in this age of ambiguity
where wars are fought for peace
and freedoms are stripped
in the name of liberty.
Forgive our lapse of focus,
our sense that nothing ever really changes.
Teach us to wait with patience,
that we may be ready
as our redeemer draws near. Amen.

~ Adapted from The Abingdon Worship Annual 2009, © 2008 Abingdon Press.  Posted on the Ministry Matters website.