Are there any words that I could say to change my standing in your sight?
For I have sinned, and words alone cannot atone for all I’ve done.
If my prayer were able to undo the things I’ve done, and correct what I have left undone, then surely I would need only my prayer and not your grace.
But I’m compelled by heart and conscience, to confess that I have fallen short of all that was within my power to do of good, and have chosen instead to do wrong.
I truly am a sinner.
Dear Lord, I ask you to forgive me.