“Lent is a season of preparation and repentance during which we anticipate the death (Good Friday) and resurrection (Easter Sunday) of Jesus. It is this very preparation and repentance – aimed at grasping the intense significance of the crucifixion – that gives us a deep and powerful longing for the resurrection, the joy of Easter.” – Will Walker

As we walk through this season of Lent together as a church family, I will be posting a simple daily prayer of confession for you to use as a prompt for your own prayers of confession.  The spiritual practice of daily confession of sin is a vital one for me.  I hope these daily posts can help you form a similar practice of forsaking sin and embracing Christ’s mercy that is far, far greater than our sins!

Day 37

O Lord, I am your clay and you are the potter.You have declared me a sinner, and I accept your Word.I confess before you my godless condition and my sinful nature.I, and all people, are in sin and death; but you, are life and righteousness.I, and all people, are full of evil, but you are the highest good.I am led to this confession not by my reason, but through your Word.Lord, I am in sin, but you are my righteousness.Therefore, I am happy and without fear, for my sin cannot outweigh nor overpower your righteousness.Neither will your righteousness permit me to remain a sinner.Blessed are you, O faithful God, my merciful Redeemer.In you alone do I trust, therefore I shall not be condemned.Amen.

Martin Luther

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