Confession from Psalm 119:73-80

Creator, we know that your hands formed and fashioned us. Yet we know sinful human beings rebel against our Maker. We at times reject your designs. We have not feared you, but thought of you as “safe” and as unimportant. We thought we knew better, and therefore sinned. Because of our sins, we have given others little reason to rejoice […]

Confession of Sin: Ps. 119:65-72

You are good, Heavenly Father, and you do good. Yet we know that we are not good, and we have not done the good we ought to do. We have not been holy and good in all that we do, unlike you. We afflict others by our sins, and we respond wrongly to our own affliction. Thank you that we […]

Psalm 119:57-64 Prayer

Father, Forgive me for believing my fruit comes from idols, not from you. You are my portion, yet I often live as though other things were my portion. When I choose sin, I declare that you are not my portion. That you are not all my fruit. That you are not sufficient, or good enough. Forgive me and instill in […]

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 119:1-8 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 […]