S: Psalm 32
O: When we do wrong, it's a very natural human reaction to hide our sin. However, as David said in verse 3-5, "When I refused to confess my sin,
my body wasted away,
and I groaned all day long. Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the lord.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone."
Sin also hinders our prayers. As Psalm 66:18-19 points out, "If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
But God did listen!
He paid attention to my prayer."
A: I fail God time and time again. I must not hide from God like Adam and Eve after they ate the forbidden fruit, but instead run to Him, for as 1 John 1:9 points out, "if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness."
P: Father, I confess my sins to You. Thank You that You are so forgiving, and that You have provided Jesus as our Saviour. In Jesus' name, amen.
Note: this is using the SOAP method. For more information, see this page (not written by me.)