Almighty and gracious Father in Heaven,
You are a Holy God, and yet my life abounds
with apologies not made,
forgiveness not offered,
appetites not restrained,
parents not honored,
spouses not cherished,
children not trained,
hungry not fed,
envy unchecked,
tongues unbridled,
eyes unguarded,
time wasted,
talents wasted,
treasure wasted.
Lord Jesus, deliver me from these chains, from the rebellion of my old ways that
still hang on, from the sugar of sin as well as its poison,
so that I may come to you, cast myself on you, trust in you,
and be delivered by you.