Confession, Relationships

Prayer For Those I Hurt – Thomas a Kempis

I pray for all those whom I have in any way grieved, vexed, oppressed, or scandalized, by word or deed, knowingly or unknowingly, that you may forgive all our sins and offences against each other. Take away, O Lord, from our hearts all suspiciousness, indignation, anger, and contention, and whatever is calculated to wound charity or to lessen love of…

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Confession

Wanderer’s Repentance – Bob Hostetler

Lord God, Lover of my soul, you have done so much for me. You have made known to me the path of life and filled me with joy in your presence (Psalm 16:11). Yet, I confess that I am prone to wander, prone to leave the God I love. Please have mercy on my feeble and fickle heart, and help…

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Ancient, Confession

My Feet Are Dirty – Origen

Jesus, my feet are dirty. Come even as a slave to me, pour water into your bowl, come and wash my feet. In asking such a thing I know I am overbold, but I dread what was threatened when you said to me, “If I do not wash your feet I have no fellowship with you.” Wash my feet then,…

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Confession, Mystics

Throne Within – Bernard of Clairvaux

Lord God, Come quickly and reign on Your throne within me! For something rises and tries to take possession of your throne; Pride, greed, uncleanness and laziness want to be my kings. And then evil-words, anger, hatred, and a whole band of evil join the war trying to rule me. I resist them, I cry out against them. I say…

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Confession, Need Or Trial

A Puritan’s Confession

O Changeless God, Under the conviction of the Spirit I learn that The more I do, the worse I am, The more I know, the less I know, The more holiness I have, the mores sinful I am, The more I love, the more there is to love. O wretched man that I am! O Lord, I have a wild…

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Confession, Need Or Trial

Three Prayers Of Confession

Assure me Lord Jesus Christ, you are my one and only Savior. I need the blessings you have set aside for me. Assure me that I am forgiven. Remind me that you promise eternal life in heaven with you. Give me a strong faith that always looks to you for these things. Amen. A personal confession of sin My Father,…

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Confession, Need Or Trial

When Guilty Or Pressured

Lord, the problems and pressures of life overwhelm me. My sin is always with me. The temptations of the world follow me wherever I go. By my own strength alone I cannot resist them. But you, Lord, are righteous and holy. In your great love and mercy make me righteous and holy, too. For Jesus sake take away my guilt…

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Confession, Forgiveness

A Prayer For Forgiveness

(Come let us return to the Lord and say:) Lord our God, in our sin we have avoided your call. Our love for you is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away. Have mercy on us; deliver us from judgement; bind up our wounds and revive us; in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. – From The…

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Confession, Lent & Cross, Orthodox

Lent Prayer – St Ephraim Of Syria

Lord God and Master of my life, take away from me the spirit of laziness, despair, lust of power, and cheap talk. Replace it with your Spirit of faithfulness, humility, patience, and love. Yes, O Lord and King, Help me to see my own fault and sin, And not to judge my brother. Blessed are You, for all eternity. Amen.  …

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Confession, Lent & Cross, Short

Giving Up Control

Lord, Forgive me for my pride and my need to control, Forgive me for my fear and my desire to please at any cost. Forgive me Lord, for my lack of listening and for holding on too tightly. Thank you Lord, for the miracle you work despite the obstacles I put in your way, for I am but dust in…

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Confession

Body Confession Prayer

We close our eyes and place our hands over them… Lord God, forgive me for turning my eyes away from you. Forgive me for being dissatisfied with the good things you have given…  Lord God, have mercy on me.   We place our hands on our lips… Lord God, I am sorry for the things I have spoken which hurt or…

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