Prayer for Confession
When our soul is saturated with evil deeds and sins, it needs cleansing. That is why it is necessary to confess ourselves before God so we can discard that which fills us with impurities.
Confession helps us to reconcile with the Lord. Just as it restores our faith if we have lost it. It is the participation in the Divine Life communicated to man, through the Sacrament of Baptism, recorded in the sacred scriptures.
In confessing our sins, we discard what is surplus and hindrance, while rescuing what is right, filling our conscience with peace and tranquility — a true spiritual resurrection.
In our prayer to confess our sins, we must ask the Lord to restore our heart to its original state and make us grow in his image and likeness, and keep us on his way to make his name glorious.
Prayer for confession of sins
God, my sins are too heavy to bear, so I ask You to forgive what our hearts can no longer take, and what has become for us a consuming fire of judgment.
Free us from a past we cannot change; open to us a future in which we can be transformed; grant us the grace to grow more and more in your image and likeness.
My Lord, I confess that I have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, for what I have done and for what I have left undone. I have not loved with all my heart; I have not loved my neighbor as myself.
I repent from my heart, I ask for mercy and forgiveness, that I may delight in your will, and walk-in your ways, to the glory of your name.
Almighty Father, I have erred and turned from your ways like lost sheep. I have been very close to the yearnings of my heart, and I want to go on the right path, so I ask you to have time for me and obviate all my sins.
Almighty God, who forgives all who repent, look at my redeeming heart, and forgive all my sins. Cleanse my evil conscience through the sacrifice of Christ. Amen