This was our prayer of confession in church this Sunday...and I really wanted to share it. I feel it pertains to me, and maybe some of you will feel the same.
God of great expectations, you know how easy it is for us to make excuses for inactivity. We love to run and hide when a task is set before us. We look at the expectation and think that we don't have the abilities, strength, or wisdom to accomplish this task. We think, too often, that we are doing these things all by ourselves. And we feel sorry for ourselves and angry that you expect so much from us. Forgive our ignorance, our stubbornness, and our stupidity, O Lord. Help us to understand that the opportunities for service that you offer to us also come with your abiding presence, love, and support. It is your love which makes the impossible possible. Turn us around and place us back on the path of joyful service. Let our work be part of the fulfilment of the mandate of Jesus Christ when he made his proclamation in the synagogue so long ago. For it is in His name that we pray. AMEN