On Sunday, December 10, 2017 Angela Williams shared a Prayer of Confession as a part of our Sunday Meeting. The text of her prayer is below. We hope that her words continue to convict and inspire your hearts this week!
Father, we come to you thanking you that you are a God full of mercy and abounding in steadfast love. Thank you that we who were once far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ and it is because of the blood that was shed on our behalf that we can come before you to freely and humbly confess our sins . You remind us in your word that if we confess our sins you are faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Help us to remember this sweet invitation and promise given to your children. Father, we have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. Lord, if you kept record of all our sins, who could stand?
We have sinned many times without number, and been guilty of pride and unbelief, of failing to find our mind in your word…consistently meditating on it and hiding it in our hearts.
Our transgressions and shortcomings present us with a list of accusations. But we rejoice that they will not stand against us for all have been laid on Christ. Let not the passions of our flesh, nor lustings of our mind bring our spirit into subjection , Lord help us to love you more than our sin and its temptations. Grant us never to lose sight of the exceeding sinfulness of sin, the exceeding righteousness of salvation, the exceeding glory of Christ, the exceeding beauty of holiness and the exceeding wonder of grace. Continue with your patient work in our hearts and answering “no” to our wrongful prayers, and fitting us to accept it. Purge us from every false desire and everything contrary to you and your Word. We thank you for your wisdom and love, for all the acts of discipline that come from your hand as our faithful father. For sometimes putting us in the furnace to refine our gold and remove our dross.
Father, please deliver us from every evil habit, every enticement to former sins, everything that dims the brightness of your grace or fails to stir our affections for you..
May we always remember that your cross has brought us near, softened our hearts, made us your children. And may we love one another as you have loved us, may our lives be marked by obedience in living according to your word as beacons of light in a dark world. Help us to live each day with eternity in view…it is in your precious and holy name we pray.