Advent Prayer of Confession

Lord, we have not kept watch for you.

We have occupied ourselves with our own concerns.
We have not waited to find your will for us.
We have not noticed the needs of the people around us.
We have not acknowledged the love that has been shown to us.

Forgive us for our lack of watchfulness.

Help us to wait to know your will.
Help us to look out for the needs of others.
Help us to work and watch for your coming. Amen.

-from The Worship Sourcebook, ©2004, Faith Alive Christian Resources