Heavenly Father, we humbly confess that we are an anxious, fearful people.
We do not trust you as we should and often try to control our circumstances
to prevent hardship and pain. We are slow to seek you in prayer, weak in perseverance, and quick to forget your nearness, power, and faithfulness. We try to manipulate and scheme instead of resting in your promises and remembering your love. Forgive us for the folly of self-trust. Forgive us for doubting your goodness. Forgive us for being conformed to this world and for placing our trust in possessions, power, and the wisdom of man. Renew our minds and hearts that we might walk by faith and not by sight. By your mercy, keep us steadfastly surrendered and passionately devoted to our Savior.  Through Christ Jesus we pray, Amen.