a prayer of committment

thats really fresh and helpful from Steve Stockman

Lord we come before you
Having been dragged through the days of a fallen world
We have things to smile about
But things that bring us down
We have things to celebrate
But things to mourn
We have things to look forward to this week
But many things that have us worried and anxious
And it is all these things that make us who we are this morning
And we come before you as we are
To commit ourselves to you, afresh.

Lord we come before you
Having been dragged through the days of a fallen world
We have been inspired by the words of Jesus
And confused by the devil’s lies
We have been praying hard for holiness
But seduced by temptation’s sparkle
We have prayed for eternal impact on our souls
And been blunted by momentary distractions
And it is all these things that make us who we are today
And we come before you as we are
To commit ourselves to you, afresh.

And as we come as we are
We are amazed at your grace
Because you know us as we are

And still love us
At this moment
No matter where we are,
In this in between place
Between what we want to be
And who we are
You cannot love us anymore than you do right now
And so as we are
We commit ourselves to you, afresh.