Prayer: A prayer for confession

godly woman 911 prayer for sin and confession

A man after God own’s heart. A man that sinned and fell short of God’s glory.

Like many of us, we aim to live a life that is pleasing to God and obedient to the Lord’s will. But we do fall short and sin. Here is a prayer of confession from David after he committed adultery.

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is always before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
    and justified when you judge.
Surely I was sinful at birth,
    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins
    and blot out all my iniquity.

10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
    or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
    so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
    you who are God my Savior,
    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
    and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is[b] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart
    you, God, will not despise.

18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
    in burnt offerings offered whole;
    then bulls will be offered on your altar. Psalm 51


2 thoughts on “Prayer: A prayer for confession

  1. The Guy am currently dating is really inlove with me and i love him as well but the problem is i dont want to have sex with him because i know it isn’t right though we have had it already but i want to put an end and convince him that the is no gain there. Jus that he’s kind of stubborn to understand it though he has never forced me and is not threatening to live me if I refuse to sleep with him. So do you think I should continue the relationship or end it

    1. Hi Tressy,

      Thanks for sharing. Your body is God’s temple and we bring HIM joy when we obey his word. At times like this, I think to myself, “Do I want to make God happy or do I prefer to make man happy?” I will pray for you that you choose Christ.

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