CORPORATE PRAYER (November 2017)
Almighty God, unto Whom all hearts are open, all desires known, and from Whom no secrets are hidden:
We confess that we have not separated ourselves from our sins. We have sinned against You in our thoughts, desires, words and deeds. Our lusts, anger and fears have piled higher than our heads, and our guilt has reached the heavens. Sin has corrupted our hearts, defiled Your people, tarnished Your name, and damaged our witness. O Lord, break our hearts for what breaks Yours!
(Pause for your own confession – “Lord, forgive me for ...”)
You are the holy and awesome God, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. In Your mercy, give us godly sorrow to repent. You are faithful and just to forgive us our sins. Cleanse us by Your Spirit, that we may perfectly love You and worthily magnify Your Name. Let us tremble at Your Word and walk in Your ways.
O Lord, revive Your people, restore Your house, rebuild our ruins! Through Jesus Christ our Lord, amen.