Today we confess that we have fallen short of the glory of God, and that not just a little. We have run with wicked frenzy off the spiritual cliff and have plummeted into the depths of that foul abyss of sin.
We acknowledge that there is nothing good in us, we have all together become worthless. Indeed, our hearts are as empty wells. For our devotion is small at best.
We beg your pardon for how careless we are. We give you such little esteem, and rarely acknowledge the bounty of your goodness. O God, few have been the times that we have called out to you and remembered you in prayer. Even more seldom are the times where we turn our thoughts to you, to adore you or delight ourselves in you as we ought.
God, forgive us for our irreverent behavior, and do not treat us with similar coldness.
We pray that you would not likewise cast us far from your thoughts. Instead we ask that you would renew your saving promise to us, and assure us of your abiding presence. Let not our sins turn you away and do not abandon us to the grave.
For this we ask in the Strong Name of our Only Savior. Amen
ASSURANCE OF PARDON
“I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will remember your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25
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