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.

Amen.