And yet, we confess,
sometimes we still get seduced
by the values of empire:
wealth and power and glory.
Loving God, you see us as we are.
You know our secret battles
and all the ways in which we fail to live out
your call upon our lives.
Never give up on us, God.
Use us, even in our brokenness.
Forgive us and renew us.
Help us to enthrone you in our lives.