Prayer of Confession
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins…?” 1 John 1:9
Here is a prayer of confession I read recently. It convicted my own heart that I needed to make it my own confession. I dare you to read it with an open and honest heart before God:
My sin is ever before me… I’ve desired to control and that has only produced fear. I’ve desired power over others, and that has only served to alienate them from me. I’ve desired my own comfort and that has only brought forth anger when my comfort was not achieved. I’ve sought the approval of others and meticulously kept them from seeing my true self for fear of rejection. Idolatry plagues my heart. I’m consumed with thoughts of self-grandisement, self-promotion, and self-service. Sometimes, in my deepest parts I doubt Your perfect will for my life and I want to rule myself.
I cry out to You Lord… Only You can deliver me from the wretched man that I am.
– Pastor Al Hughes