Father, I Confess
My Father and my God,
I confess that I am a sinner. A person so full of sin that I am deserving of nothing more than your just and swift wrath. I have disobeyed, slandered, and ignored you. I’m sorry that I live my life as though you don’t exist. I instead presume upon my own abilities, talents, and ambitions and fail to acknowledge that you have given me those things and desire me to use them for your purposes and glory.
I confess that I am not the man of God I want to be or that you want me to be. I fall prey to sin that grieves your spirit and makes the work your son did on the cross something peripheral in my daily life. I continue to fall prey to gossip, pride, and I’m continually “puffed up” and not full of the humility and love shown so aptly in your son. Help me to understand what it means to serve and not to be served.
I confess that I prioritize other things in my life over communing with you and spending time in your holy word. I love your word, and it continues to speak truth into me while convicting me of my need to continue to pull close to you. Thank you that your word tells me that you will continue to pursue me despite my obstinate heart. Help me to realize to not take that for granted but continue to pursue after you as well with all of my heart and being.
I confess that I don’t understand what it meant for your son to become sin on my behalf. The one who knew no sin took on the fullness of my iniquity and removed it so that I might enter into your presence. Father help to impress this truth upon me in my everyday life so that I will desire to share the great news of your son sent by you into the world to save sinners like me. Help that to become a reality that so engrosses me so much that I can’t think of anything else and instead hold every thought captive to your son.