Our Father who reigns from heaven, we try and fail; we make the effort and fall short; in spite of doing our best, we stumble and leave so much undone.
Help us to keep from making our failures a reason for quitting.
Make us see that our failures are even more reason to plow ahead in the faith, to stubbornly strive for the Kingdom, to take the next step, and the next, and the next.
We ask forgiveness, O Lord, for our sins; we need the cleansing that only Jesus’ blood can provide; we confess our need.
Shore up our weak points; strengthen our fallen hands; put a bounce back in our step.
Let your joy return to us. Settle your peace upon us. Surround us with your love, so that it may irradiate outward to all.
Thank you for your faithfulness to your people.