Prayer of Confession: Amos 7

Here’s a prayer of confession based on Amos 7: 7-17.  It comes from the Ministry Matters website.

(inspired by Amos 7: 7-17)

You stand beside a wall
with a plumb line in your hand, Lord—
the wall that I have built.
What once was a straight, strong wall of protection,
a sanctuary against all that might harm me,
is now revealed as a bowed, bulging,
weak wall of separation
that I have used to conceal myself
within a dark prison of my own making.
I know that your perfect judgment
finds me wanting.
Free me, Lord;
I am my own worst enemy.
Level my feeble fortress,
and rebuild me in the strength of your love
and your forgiveness.
Lead me from my darkness
into your light. Amen.

~ posted on the Worship Elements page of the Ministry Matters website.