For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:21
I have sinned, I see my sin, and I confess my sins to You. I praise You for Your mercy that You have on me, for Your mercy triumphs over judgment.
I pray that You deliver me from sin in all of its deceiving sweetness, as well as its bitterness underneath its mask. I pray for humility and meekness, and I ask for You to help me recognize when pride starts making its way into my heart and mind as it so easily does. Please keep me from being prideful and content with my own strength, my own ways, my own self, apart from You, Lord. Please help me from ever getting to the point where I think I have reached or can reach my own perfection through my own works and human merit without You. I can do nothing apart from You, my Lord.
Search my heart O Lord, try me and know my thoughts, and see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me to the way everlasting – to You. For you alone, Lord Jesus, is the way, the Truth, and the life. When things are shadow, You are substance; when things are shifting, You are firm; when things are quicksand, You are a rock; when things are blind and ignorant, You are wisdom and Truth.
I praise You for loving me so much that You sent Your perfect Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sins. You made Him who had no sin to be sin for me so that in Him I might become the righteousness of God. I praise You that through His resurrection I may have everlasting life by the gift of Your grace through faith. Jesus Christ is the most glorious hope that You have given to the world out of Your love, and I am immeasurably blessed to be in Christ, for He is life. Through Him, I have everything I will ever need - now and throughout all of eternity. Jesus is the greatest gift imaginable and the most glorious hope ever known. I pray that I am able to be an honorable, humble, and gentle vessel of Yours and share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others so that they may have hope and joy through You too.
I am so thankful to You my Lord that I do not have the words to express that depth of gratitude and joy I feel in my heart for the everlasting life I have in Christ Jesus. I am blessed beyond measure all because of Your saving grace.
All glory and honor belongs to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In Jesus' Name I pray, Amen.