Sunday, March 16, 2014

The drive-through soul wash: a prayer of confession

Mighty One, Everlasting One, Human One
(always more ready to hear than we are to pray):

We confess, we are not
what you have called us to be.
We long for the easy solution,
the quick answer,
The drive-through soul wash
to rinse off the season’s grit.

Generous, Mercy-Filled One
(always more willing to give
than we are ready to receive):
For the thousandth time,
we ask for forgiveness.
We know our need is deeper
than we let on.

Perhaps one day we will trust
That the promises are true,
and real, and for us.

In the meantime, we pray,
remind us (over and over again).