Zayin: Confession of Sin from Ps. 119

Remember us, Holy God, but remember not our sins. Remember your promises to weak and weary servants, and do not cast us away because of our sins. We confess our sins to you today, and plead for forgiveness. Though our afflictions often perplex us, we confess that we deserve greater afflictions than we experience. We thank you for your promises […]

Confession from Psalm 119:41-48

Holy, Holy, Holy Triune God, we confess the sins of our tongues. Small but powerful, we have used our lips like swords, to hurt and not to heal. We have said things to and about people that we should not have. Our tongues have been like springs from which flow both sweet and bitter waters. When taunted, we have taunted […]

Confession from Psalm 119:33-40

Father of Mercies and God of all comfort, comfort your servants today as we mourn over our remaining sin. We have committed ourselves to you, but we are still sinful. We know that when we disobey your Word, we build our house on sand, yet we have continued to choose the bad portion. We pray with the Psalmist: “Give me […]

Prayer from Psalm 119:25-32

Merciful God, our souls cling to the dust. Give us life according to your word! We thank you that you hear our cries despite our many sins against you. Strengthen us by your Spirit; dispense upon us the blessings purchased by your Son Jesus Christ. His humiliation for us grieves us as we consider what he endured for our sins. […]

Confession from Psalm 119:17-24

Gracious LORD, you have dealt bountifully with us. We were once blind, but now we see wondrous things in your word. Your commandments were hidden from us because of our willful refusal. Give us continual eyes to behold your glory, even as treasures in jars of clay. We are sojourners in the earth, yet we often live as though we […]

Psalm 119:9-16 Confession

“Dear God beyond all praising, you are blessed. We confess this day that we do not deserve your blessing. We have not kept our way pure. We have not guarded ourselves according to your Word. Instead, we have let the words of the world, the flesh, and the devil speak to our hearts. Forgive us for Jesus’ sake! Blot out […]

Psalm 119:1-8 Prayer

Confession of sin based on Psalm 119:1-8: Heavenly Father, we confess that we have failed to seek you with our whole heart. We have been halfhearted in our love for you, in our service, even in our worship. You have commanded that your precepts be kept diligently, but we have not been steadfast in them. We therefore deserve everlasting shame. […]

A Prayer to the Lord of Glory

Heavenly Father, you proclaim to us that Jesus is the Lord of glory, yet we often view glory according to the flesh. We regard princes and princesses, seeking to be among those who are rich, beautiful, and popular, and despairing when we are not. This affects how we treat our neighbors, whom we are called to love without favoritism. Forgive […]

Confession at Thanksgiving

Heavenly Father, with grief and hatred of our sin we come before you now. We confess that we have sinned against you. We have broken your law and deserve your full wrath against our sin, except for our Savior, Jesus Christ. Specifically, we confess our forgetfulness of your many blessings. You have made us, sent Christ to die for our […]

A Prayer for Evangelism

Pure and Holy Triune God, We confess this day that we have failed in various ways to uphold your law. Particularly, we have shrunk away from sharing the gospel. We confess that even our zeal for evangelism has at times been mere posturing. Our fear of rejection and persecution, of ridicule and mockery has given us pause. We have not […]