Lord God Almighty,
You graciously and generously fill our lives with many wonderful things.
You bless us with friends, family, and wealth that most people in this world can’t even imagine.
We confess today that we are prone to love your good gifts far more than we love you.
We covet and long for things that you haven’t given us,
or we are filled with fearful anxiety if we think that you might take away the things or people that we have come to love so much.
Father, thank you for your deep and endless mercy to rebels like us.
Thank you, Jesus, for enduring for us the full fury of your Father’s just hatred for sin,
and for paying the price for every single idolatrous thought, sinful act, and moment of unbelief we would engage in.
Holy Spirit, help us to see our many idols, and incline our stubborn hearts to repent.
Open our blind eyes to see the Lamb of God lifted up for us, so that his redeeming blood could cleanse us.
Source: Adapted from Prone to Wander by Barbara Duguid & Wayne Houk