In the name of the Father, and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen


“Have mercy on me, O God,

according to Your unfailing love;

according to Your great compassion

blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity

and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is always before me.

Against You, You only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in Your sight,

so that You are proved right when You ask

and justified when You judge.

Surely I have been a sinner from birth,

sinful from the time my mother conceived me…

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

wash me and I will be whiter than snow…

Create in me a pure heart, O God,

and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from Your presence

or take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation

and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.

Then will I teach transgressors Your ways,

and sinners will turn back to You.


Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing

that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete

 hopelessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to

heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who

bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did

 all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy

 presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead

as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now

 transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised

 to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father,

 I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now

that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you

will walk with me through the deep valley.

Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son

and of the Holy Spirit. Amen