Prayer of Confession

Dave Weemhoff

Read: 1 John 1:5-10 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (v. 9) Confession is sort of like catching your four-year-old stealing cookies. When confronted with his mouth full of Oreos, wide-eyed and brown drool rolling down his chin, he looks around for a path of escape, such as a silly excuse or a sibling to blame it on. Trying to cover up our wrongdoings …

Praying for Forgiveness

Dave Weemhoff

Read: Psalm 130:1-8 If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness. (vv. 3-4) We’ve all been there: a place we despise but often go back to—“the depths” of our human brokenness (v. 1). It is the deep sea of lies, gossip, and arrogance; the pit of lust, discontent, and hatred. It is the dark valley of addiction, disrespect, and jealousy. Our iniquities and sin seem to pile up and overwhelm …