Leader: God of all, we confess we have settled.
We have settled for the easy way,
the simple profit, the comfort of ease.
All: We have settled for luxury at the sacrifice of dignity. We have settled for what is rather than what can be.
Leader: We have settled for the complexity of living rather than the simplicity of living in you.
All: We have settled for cowardly reason
at the sacrifice of trust.
Leader: Forgive us God, for our cynicism.
Forgive us God, for our shortsightedness.
All: Forgive us God, for believing the lie
that nothing can changed,
that we cannot make a difference,
that we don’t matter in the world.
All: Forgive us, change us, and lead us
that we may delight in your will
and walk in your ways.
To the glory of your name, we say.