We are people here like Peter sinking.
We step out in faith because we want to follow you,
but we fall short in so many ways.
We are afraid of what other people think of us.
We are not sure we have the ability to do what you ask us.
We think the job is too big for us.
We are people here like Thomas doubting.
We are not sure what it means to be a Christian.
We are not sure what good it does to come to church.
We are not sure what you can do in this world that is so wounded.
We won’t take one step until we see the whole way ahead.
We are people here like Mary weeping.
We stand at the foot of the cross, where sin’s power does its worst.
We weep for people who are persecuted for the colour of their skin.
We weep for people whose lives are shackled by poverty.
We weep for people who hear the sound of jail doors closing around them.
We weep for all who are tortured.
We are your people here at worship today.
We confess our failings and weaknesses,
and ask for your forgiveness and strength.
Fill us with grace and power to be your disciples;
to be faithful, to be true, to be filled with love.
We ask this in your name, Amen.