There is no one who calls on your [God's] name or attempts to take hold of you, for you have hidden your face from us and have delivered us into the hand of our iniquity. (Isaiah 64:7)
Holy God, in times gone by you have created, planted, and nurtured.
From the beginning of time, You are a restorer- merciful and gracious.
Yet your people have turned from you.
I have turned from you.
I have sought the comfort of my own knowledge,
The security of my own skill,
The surety of what I can prove.
I have made the tangible my god
And imprinted with my vanity.
And You, Dance Partner of my soul, have allowed me to consume the fruits of the labor.
They do not satisfy.
I have sinned against you and with the same mouth I speak Advent hope.
Forgive me, O my Maker.
Recast me, Spirit of wholeness.
Redeem my life and restore my worth for you kingdom.
Hear my Advent prayer.