Left to ourselves, we would still be your enemies,
strangers to your love and compassion.
Thank you that you have rescued us.
Yet, Father, we continue to sin against you day after day.
We are strongly attached to this world and would rather linger and enjoy the sinful delights that it offers
than flee from it into your presence and love.
Forgive us, we pray.
Lord, part of us longs to be holy and sinless,
but there is much in us that still cherishes our sin and clings to it.
Please help us to hate our sin and run from it.
Open our eyes and help us to see how offensive our sin is to you,
and how damaging it is to us.
Thank you that you have begun a good work in us that nothing can stop,
and that one day we will stand before you in sinless perfection as Christ’s beautiful bride.
We give thanks for this in Jesus’ name.
Source: Adapted from Prone to Wander by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk