Prayer of Confession

God of everlasting consistency,
We continuously reveal to you our inconsistency.
When we gather to worship, we put on a show so that you and others will see that we are spiritual and loving and joyful when in reality we are broken, confused, and sinful. When we leave the church we stop being the church. We forget about you and we hate our neighbors. We become self-centered, cynical, and apathetic.
We honor you with our lips on Sunday, but during the week out hearts are far from you.
We know that we have sinned but we also know that you always forgive, you always accept us. Help us now to move from our weakness to your strength, that our hearts and actions might reflect your image each and every day.
In the name of your Son who goes before us and walks with us. Amen.