A prayer for repentance

Father, forgive us, for we don’t realise what we have done.

Forgive us for our actions,

Forgive us for our silence,

Forgive us for our complacency,

Forgive us for putting the values of our daily lives above the values of your kingdom –

your kingdom which is not of this world and does not recognise the borders we erect.

Forgive us for being motivated by fear not love.

Forgive us when our responses to wrongdoing overlook your commandment to love one another.

Break our hearts for the things that break your heart.

We are sorry that people you love are being hurt, and

We are sorry for our part in this.

Deliver us from evil.

Call us onwards, in truth, grace and humility, to build your kingdom of love,

In the love of the Father, the grace of the Son and the power of the Holy Spirit.



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