All knowing and still all loving Father, have mercy on us, for we have struggled with divided hearts. We love you and we love your ways, yet we have loved this world, too.
O Lord, have mercy on us.
We have put our hope in things, people, and circumstances instead of you. We have been more captivated with self indulgence than knowing your heart.We have fled your presence. We have known in our hearts what is right, and yet we did wrong anyway. We have been delighted with pleasing ourselves, satisfying our desires, and pampering ourselves with pleasures instead of gladly serving others.
We ask you to forgive us in the name of Jesus, who is our Savior and our only credibility before you.
Amen.