A Biblical Prayer of Confession

Are you having trouble finding the right words to say to confess that you have made mistakes, done the wrong things and need God to forgive you and help you have a fresh start?  his prayer from the Bible verse in Psalm 32:1-7 is a powerful one to use as a personal prayer of confession.

Psalm 32: 1 – 7

guido, beach kitc, SM 011Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.  Blessed is he man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.  For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.

Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.  I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord” and you forgive the guilt of my sin,.

Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found; surely when the mighty waters rise, they will not reach him.

You are my hiding place and you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.