Caught between the cradle and the cross,
we come to you, O God, wondering what it is that we are to confess.
We do not see ourselves as evil, only trying to survive in a world where we have little control.
Forgive our lack of vision, O God, whose promise exceeds our wildest dreams.
And empower us to be your servants even when the cost is high.
In the name of him who paid the highest cost to usher in your kingdom,
Even Christ Jesus our Lord.