Lord God, I confess that we as a people have trusted in our works and our treasures instead of in you. We have been at rest and at ease since our youth; we have become complacent and allowed our hearts to become corrupt, like wine that has not been poured from vessel to vessel but has been left on its dregs. I acknowledge our pride as a people, our overweening pride and conceit. We are guilty of pride and arrogance and insolence and haughtiness of heart, but our boasts accomplish nothing. We have magnified ourselves against you, our God, and defied you. We know that a nation that does these things cannot long stand before you. Our strongholds will be disgraced and shattered, the mighty scepter and glorious staff broken. May we come down from our glory and sit on the parched ground before you as the King, the Lord Almighty, that you may turn from judgment and bless us. I pray for ______________________ as well as for myself, that we ourselves will not trust in our works or in our riches but in you. May we give ourselves to serve you, knowing that he is cursed who is lax in doing your work. Purge us of all forms of pride and conceit and arrogance and haughtiness of heart. May we instead humble ourselves under your mighty hand that you may lift us up and exalt us at the proper time. Restore our fortunes and bless us with joy and gladness, I pray. In the name of Jesus, amen.