Confession: Path in the Wilderness

Here’s a prayer of confession for Advent from the Ministry Matters website.

Prayer of Confession

“Prepare the way of the Lord!
Make a straight road for him!”  Matthew 3:3

Holy and loving God,
we have dwelt in darkness
and preferred it to the light;
we have been proud of our accomplishments
and despaired over our shortcomings.
Smooth down the mountains of our pride,
and lift up the valleys of our doubts.
Open a path in the wilderness of our lives
that we might find our way to you again.
Refine us and prepare us once again
for life in your kingdom.
Hear our prayer, O Lord. Amen.

~ from First Sunday of Advent Prayers and Litanies, posted on the Ministry Matters website.