Prayer of Confession

Heavenly Father,

I come before You in humility and repentance, confessing all of my sins. I have sinned against You in my thoughts, words, and actions. I have not loved You with all of my heart, soul, mind, and strength. Moreover, I have not loved my neighbor as myself.

I have disobeyed Your commands and turned away from Your will for my life. I have taken Your grace for granted and have not lived a life of gratitude and thankfulness. I have been selfish and self-centered, and have not put Your kingdom and Your righteousness first.

I confess my pride, anger, envy, and covetousness. I have been unfaithful in my relationships and have broken the trust of those around me. I have been judgmental and critical of others, and have not shown the love and compassion that You have called me to show.

I am truly sorry for all of my sins, and I humbly ask for Your forgiveness. I know that Your love and grace are sufficient for me, and I trust in Your mercy and Your power to cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Help me to live a life that is pleasing to You, and to walk in Your ways. Fill me with Your Spirit, and give me the strength and wisdom to resist temptation and to overcome sin.

I pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. 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.

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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!

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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.

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James 4:8-10 ESV

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

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1 John 2:1-2 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. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

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Psalm 103:12 ESV

As far as the east is from the west,
    so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

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