O God Most High, Mighty Warrior,
Strength and Shield, King of kings, Lord of all –
Hear my cry, for I am a helpless creature,
held in bondage to my own sinful pride,
imagining that I can be my own god.
I confess to You a heart hardened by selfishness,
an unruly tongue, a fretful disposition, a discontented spirit,
an unwillingness to bear the burdens of others,
and many neglected opportunities to give You the praise
and thanksgiving You deserve.
Forgive all my iniquities, O God, for the sake of Your dear Son,
who died to bear my sin and set me free from guilt,
so that I can heartily obey and serve You in the power of the Holy Spirit.