Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the grave you shattered the power of sin and death.
Yet, we confess that we remain captive to doubt and fear.
We confess that although Jesus is the ultimate King, we have often occupied the throne of our lives
and asked him to play a role only when we need something–
trading the freedom he offers for the chains of selfishness and pride.
We have gone along with the ways of the world and
failed to acknowledge his ultimate authority as Lord of all.
We ask for your mercy and forgiveness.
Help us to trust your power to change our lives and make us new,
that we may know the joy of life you offer us through Jesus Christ, the risen Lord.