a prayer of confession, for being far away

near wenatchee, wa

Holy God,
We have broken the covenant.
We have sinned and wandered into the far country.
We hardly remember where we came from.
Lord, we’re so far from home.
Please bring us back.

We’ve distanced ourselves from the people closest to us:
our parents, our friends, our children, our spouses.
We allow petty things to come between us,
and then we let those things grow.
We resist reconciliation.
We keep our distance.
Lord, we’re so far from home.
Please bring us back.

We long to return to you,
but we don’t know the way,
or we’re too stubborn or weak or distracted to get there.
We fail to make any progress in the right direction,
And here we are, Lord, we’re so far from home.
Please bring us back.

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