Prayer: In our Faithlessness

Lord God, Almighty and Everlasting Father, we praise you for your faithfulness when we have none.

In our faithlessness you have not turned your back on us, and we anchor our hope to your embodied faithfulness in Jesus Christ.

May we be quick to confess our faithlessness.

We are complacent regarding the brokenness and groaning around us and in us, and we reason away and justify our faithlessness with terms other than “sin.”

May we be quick to embody your faithfulness.

Make us ready to join you in your work, following you into the grieving and groaning spaces that fill our countries, towns, families, churches, and inner lives through Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever. Amen.

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    • I did, and I have found writing collects like this very fruitful for me. In fact, I have students in my systematic theology classes write collects according to our topics of study. To a person they consistently find it beneficial as well.

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