I come before You today, acknowledging my sins and the ways in which I have fallen short of Your glory. I confess that I have not loved You with all my heart, nor have I loved my neighbors as myself. I have not honored You in my thoughts and actions, and I have not been faithful in following Your commands.
I humbly ask for Your forgiveness and grace, knowing that Your love is greater than all my sins. I trust in Your Son, Jesus Christ, and the sacrifice He made on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins. Through His death and resurrection, I believe that I have been made new in Your sight.
I also ask for Your help in turning from my sins and living in obedience to Your Word. I recognize that I cannot do this on my own, but with Your Spirit dwelling in me, I believe that I can overcome the power of sin and live in righteousness.
I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
Romans 3:23 ESV
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
1 John 1:9 ESV
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Psalm 51:1-2 ESV
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!
James 4:17 ESV
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
1 John 2:1 ESV
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Isaiah 1:18 ESV
“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.