Holy Father, I confess that within my heart there is a battleground between your will and mine.

I engage in silly moral skirmishes between what you have ordained and what I want.

My sin is more than bad behavior, a selfish choice, hurtful words, and a toxic attitude.

My sin is a violation of the relationship that I am designed to have with you.

When I sin,  I replace you with something I love more.

Every wrong thing I do reflects a lack of love for you and selfish commitment to me.

Help me to see my sin.

To acknowledge it honestly, to grieve it deeply, and to repent of it decisively.

Help me to rest in your tender mercy, your redeeming grace, and your faithful love even as the battle in my heart goes on.

In Jesus Name,