God of love, it is your will that we should love you with heart, soul, mind, strength, and our neighbor as ourselves, but we are not sufficient for these things.

We confess that our affections continually turn away from you: from purity to lust, from freedom to slavery, from compassion to indifference, from fullness to emptiness.

Have mercy on us. Order our lives by your holy Word, and make your commandments the joy of our hearts.

Conform us to the image of your loving Son, Jesus, that we may shine before the world to your glory.

Amen