Aug 5, 2013

Prayer of Confession: Count the Cost

Here’s a prayer of confession inspired by Luke 14:28.  It comes from the United Presbyterian Church of Boyden, Iowa.

Confession
(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/