God of all mercy, we confess that we allow the lies this world tells us to shape our decisions and choices.

The world tells us that we are not enough, so we strive for our own Glory at the expense of our hearts.

The world tells us that we need to be independent, so we have not sought after You.

The world tells us that its up to us, and so our failures consume us.

The world tells if only we had financial security all of our struggles would disappear, and so we sacrifice our priorities.

The world tells us that having beliefs is ignorant and narrow-minded, and so we keep our mouths shut.

The world tells us that what others think about us define our worth, and so we live for the approval of man and not of God.

The world tells us that our moral victories earns us acceptance, and so we don’t run to you.

The world tells us that physical beauty and phyical pleasure brings contentment, and so we offer our bodies up as if they are nothing.

Oh God, have mercy on us.  Restore us with the truth.

We pray in the name of the Truth, Jesus.