Father Forgive Us

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

… we do not fully obey You.

… we would rather play than pray.

… we are slow to listen.

… we judge without justice.

… we lean on our own understanding.

… we are quick to anger but slow to mercy.

… we please man instead of pleasing You.

… we live by sight, not by faith.

… we’re unemotional, unbroken, and unwilling.

… we fight and quarrel.

… we make the past our hitching post instead of our guidepost.

… we lack contrition, conviction, and compassion.

… we know about You but don’t really know You.

… we operate outside of your pleasure and anointing.

… we speak unity while living in disunity.

… we’re not careful to do everything written in Your Word.

… we despise Your discipline.

… we want to become greater, not less.

… we submit grudgingly.

… we live with attitude instead of gratitude.

… we don’t hold fast to You.

… we see ourselves as potent and forget You’re omnipotent.

… we forget to say, “Thank you.”

… we want to be happy but not holy.

… we serve out of duty instead of desire.

… we pursue our whims instead of Your Will.

… we’re cold when we should be hot.

… we try to put You in a box.

… we show favouritism when we should be impartial.

… we give without generosity.

… we don’t long for the fellowship of God’s people.

… we use You as a resource and a means to an end.

… we value tolerance over passion for Your cause.

… we receive life but rarely reveal life.

… we make little effort to witness to the lost.

… we no longer tremble in Your presence.

… we complain, criticize and compare.

… we tolerate sin.

… we rarely weep for the persecuted.

… we don’t give the poor a second thought.

… we’re blind to the extent of our need for revival.

… we worship without wonder.

… we quit when we should persevere.

… we struggle to say, “I’m sorry.”

… and we do not love You with all our heart and soul and strength.

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