God of love, it is your will that we should love you with heart, soul, mind, strength, and our neighbor as ourselves, but we have failed to cherish you and love others well.

We confess that our affections continually turn away from you: from purity to lust, from compassion to indifference, from contentment to comparison, from patience to anger.  From worship to worry.  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.