We come before You today confessing our sins and asking for Your forgiveness. We acknowledge that we have failed to live up to Your standards and have strayed from Your path. We have allowed evil to take root in our hearts and minds, and have acted in ways that do not glorify Your Name.
But, Lord, we know that You are merciful and loving, and that You are eager to forgive us when we turn to You in repentance. We ask that You would wash us clean of our sins and make us pure in Your sight. We renounce our old ways and commit to following You and Your commands from this day forward.
Lord, we also ask that You would protect us from the influence of evil and give us the strength to resist temptation. Help us to recognize the lies of the devil and to stand firm in the truth of Your Word. Grant us the wisdom to make right decisions and the courage to stand up for what is right, even in the face of opposition.
We trust in Your promises, Lord, that “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”.
We give You our whole heart, our whole mind, our whole soul and our whole strength, now and forever. Amen.
Suggested Bible Readings
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.
Proverbs 28:13 ESV
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper,
but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.
Isaiah 43:25 ESV
“I, I am he
who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins.
Ephesians 4:32 ESV
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
Matthew 6:14-15 ESV
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
James 5:16 ESV
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Romans 6:23 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.