Day 25: Prayer for Forgiveness

Rev. Aaron Bjerke

Oh God, What bliss belongs to the one whose rebellion has been forgiven, those whose sins are covered by you. For you wipe their slates clean and remove hypocrisy from their hearts. Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery. Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me! All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared! Lord, you are my secret hiding place, protecting me from troubles. You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough. - Psalm 32