On Sunday, December 2, Anna Rogness prayed a Prayer of Confession as part of our Sunday Meeting. The text of her prayer is below. We hope that her words continue to inspire and convict you this week.
We come before You this morning acknowledging that You are God and we are
not. Lord, we desire Your Kingdom to come. Forgive us where we have been more focused on building our own mini kingdoms above building Yours. Where we hoard our time instead of investing it in Your Kingdom, forgive us. Where You’ve called us to give generously and cheerfully, Lord, and we have held back or grumbled, forgive us. Where we have not lifted our eyes to see and encourage those around us, forgive us for being self-absorbed. Lord, where we lack faith to step out onto the path You’ve called us, forgive us for our unbelief and disobedience.
God, You have given us Truth and Wisdom. Forgive us for substituting and diluting it for out own warped version or a cultural norm that is not in keeping with Who You are and Your best for us. Your wisdom from above is not just for personal living, Lord. It is wisdom and truth for relationship. Forgive us for not applying Your wisdom that brings You glory into the relationships we have. Where we envy, covet, gossip, slander, tear down, grumble, ignore, judge, criticize one another, please forgive us.
We rob You of the glory due Your name every day! We make You small when You are Big. We make You weak when You are Strong. We make you defeated when You will Prevail! We repent for not allowing You to reign as King of Kings in our hearts.
Lord, would we not shove you into the garage or attic of our hearts. Would we make You front and center on our mantles, in every room, in every closet and basement, in every crevice of our lives. Forgive us for not preparing You room in our hearts. Forgive us for rushing around, being so busy we don’t stop to sit at Your feet. Forgive us for taking for granted all that You have given us. Forgive us for not being content. Lord, we don’t want to be the Innkeeper that says, “Sorry, we are full-there is no room for You.” We want to open our doors, welcoming You with cheer, gladness, obedience, and abandon to not only come in but to reign supreme and own it all! Thank you for Your mercy and grace. For forgiveness of sins and the gift of Your Holy Spirit that lives in us, we say Thank You.
In the Precious Name of Jesus,