Lord God, I worship you this day as the Mighty One, as God the Lord. You speak and summon the heavens above and the earth beneath from the rising of the sun to the place where it sets. You shine forth from your heavenly city of Jerusalem. You will come and you will not be silent; a fire devours before you and around you a tempest rages. You yourself are the judge of your people. Even the heavens proclaim your righteousness. As our God, you testify against us as a people and I accept your rebuke and your accusation on behalf of my community and nation. I confess that we have no right to recite your laws when many of us hate your instruction and reject your words by casting them behind us. We join with thieves, we throw in our lot with adulterers, we give our mouths free reign for evil, and we harness our tongues to lying and deceit. We speak continually against our own brothers, even our brothers in the faith. Because you have remained silent while we have done these things, we have thought that you, the great I AM, are altogether like us, instead of our judge and accuser. I acknowledge that we have forgotten you. I pray that you will move us to consider your charges against us that you may not have to tear us to pieces with no one to rescue us. Please forgive us and cleanse us. You need nothing from us, for every animal of the forest is yours, and the cattle on a thousand hills. You know every bird in the mountains and the creatures of the field belong to you. If you were hungry, you would not tell us, for the world is yours and all that is in it. And so I sacrifice thank offerings to you and glorify you and pray that everyone in our city and nation may come to do the same. With your help, I will keep the promises I have made to you. I will call upon you in the day of trouble and I claim your promise that as I order my way rightly, you will deliver me and show me your salvation, the salvation of God. I honor you in Jesus' name, amen.