Eternal and Almighty Father,

I am called to endure hardship in this broken world, but you know how weak I am.

I confess my lack of faith, my fear of the future and my complaining spirit. I lack knowledge, yet question your wisdom and goodness.

Foolishly, I have demanded answers from and tried to manipulate you, the Infinite God.

I look everywhere else for explanations and solutions, instead of bringing my troubles to you.

I have tried comparison, control, blame, self-preservation and the wisdom of the world; these have left me angry, confused and afraid.

Forgive me for doubting your faithfulness, your power, your love, your promises.

Gentle Savior, comfort and correct me in your tender mercy.

Give me that deep and abiding peace and the patient endurance that come with full surrender and trust in you. 

Through Jesus I pray, Amen.