Here’s a call to worship that my church will be using this week that I adapted from the awesome Valley of Vision, one of the Books You Should Read:
You are good beyond all thought,
But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;
My lips are ready to confess,
but my heart is slow to feel,
and my ways reluctant to amend.
I bring my soul to You;
break it, wound it, bend it, mold it.
Unmask to me sin’s deformity,
that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.
All my sins I mourn, lament and for them cry forgiveness.
Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;
Give me the fullness of a godly grief
that trembles and fears,
yet ever trusts and loves,
which is ever powerful, and ever confident;
Grant that through tears of repentance
I may see more clearly the brightness
and glories of the saving cross.