Dear Lord, we confess our need for you on this day,

 for your healing and your grace, to restore our hope.

 Let us remember that you work on behalf of those

 you love, constantly, powerfully, completely.


Forgive us for trying to fix our situations all by

 ourselves and for running all different directions

 and spinning our wheels to find help,

when true help and healing must be found in you first.


Forgive us for forgetting how much we need you,

 above everyone and everything else.   

 We come to you and bring you the places we are hurting.

You see where no one else is able to fully see or understand.

You know the pain we’ve carried.


The burdens. The cares. You know where we need to be set free.

We ask for your healing, and grace to cover every broken place.

 Every wound. Every heartache.

Thank you that you are able to do far more than we could ever imagine.

 Thank you for your Mighty Power that acts on behalf of your children.


We reach out to you and know that you are restoring

 and redeeming every place of difficulty,

every battle, for your greater glory.

Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering.

We love you. We need you today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.