A prayer of confession
Forgive us, Lord,
when we accept the world’s realities and uncritically call them truth;
when we look with eyes open to the temporal, but closed to the eternal;
when we see only difficulties while you see opportunities;
when we side with power and overlook the vulnerable;
when we divorce heaven and earth.
Forgive us, and help us
to see clearly, to act wisely and to serve lovingly.
In Jesus’ name.