Confession of Sin Prayer

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Sovereign Father,

All praise and honor are yours, creator of the universe, who fearlessly creates all things and declares them to be good.

Forgive our disrespect, our intensification of evil, and open rebellion. Lift up the symbol of our rebellion and accept our confession that we might participate in your forgiveness, worship only you, and break the chains of sin that bind us to Satan.

We give thanks for the example of Jesus of Nazareth, who lived a holy life, was crucified for our sin, died on the cross, and was raised from the dead. May we accept his sacrifice and learn from it.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, break the power of sin in our lives that we might be free in Christ to live within your healthy, spiritual boundaries.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Confession of Sin Prayer

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The Who Question

Preface to a Life in Tension

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Prayer of Many Confessions

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Eternal God,

We praise you for the beauty of the earth, the freshness of the wind, the crispness of the sea, and the warmth of dry earth. You have created heaven and earth for your glory and our benefit—thank you.

We confess that too often we say one thing and do another.  Save us from our own hypocrisy.

We confess that too often we have overlooked the needs of our neighbors and preached about their shortcomings. Convert our hearts to your truth that we might display your grace. 

We confess that too often we have acted too quickly out of prejudice and veiled your mercy. Grant us gracious hearts and open minds. We confess that too often we have focused on ourselves and sheltered ourselves from others. Teach us hospitality.

We confess that too often we have resisted change out of stubbornness and neglected the needs of our own youth. Give us eyes that see and ears that listen.

We confess that too often we have judged too quickly and judge imprudently. Grant us the mind of Christ.

Forgive us our many sins. Guide us in making recompense. Heal the wounds that separate us from one another and restore us to your kingdom. 

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Prayer of Many Confessions

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Believer’s Prayer

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Prayer of Confession and Blessing

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful Father, Beloved Son, Ever-present Spirit,

We praise you, Lord, for your mercy, grace, patience, love, and faithfulness; for healing us of our afflictions, for forgiving our sin, and for your presence in our life; for in you we find faith, hope, and love, as nowhere else.

We confess that you alone are God, yet we make idols of machines, institutions, and our own pet theories. We have not followed the example of your son, Jesus Christ, and have set our own desires above our families, friends, and even your church. Forgive our sin; overlook our transgressions; and heal us of our iniquity—that we might be whole again and restored to your presence.

We give thanks for the many blessings that you have freely given us: our families, our health, our work, and even life itself.

We ask you now to bless us that we might bless others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayer of Confession and Blessing

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Believer’s Prayer

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Confessional Prayer

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By Stephen W.Hiemstra

Creator God,

We praise you for creating us in your image, complete in ourselves yet complementary with one another.

We confess that we have been too quick to sin, and too slow to forgive. Thank you for the gift of Your Son and Our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Forgive us; restore us; redeem us—teach us to imitate you so that we might grow more and more like you every day.

May we ever hunger and thirst for your righteous presence day by day.

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Confessional Prayer

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Believer’s Prayer

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Oración Confessional

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Por Stephen W. Hiemstra

Dios creador,

Te alabamos por crearnos a tu image, completo en nosotros mismos todavía complementario con los demás.

Confesamos que hemos sido demasiado rápidos a pecar, y demasiado lentos a perdonar.

Gracia por el done de tu hijo y nuestro salvador, Jesucristo.

Perdónanos; restaurarnos; redímenos—enséñanos a imitarte para que podamos crecer cada vez más como tú todos los días.

Que siempre tengamos hambre y sed de tú rectitud presencia día a día.

A través del poder de tu Espíritu Santo y en el nombre de Jesús, Amén.

Oración Confessional

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Oración del Creyente

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Oración de Presencia

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Padre compasivo,

Sea especialmente cerca de mí esta mañana—borrar mi culpa; esconder mi vergüenza; encubrir mi pecado.

Aunque soy indigno, comparta un momento íntimo conmigo. Recuérdame tiempos mejores.

Concédeme un dia nuevo en la solbrilla de tu misericordia—un día en que podría pérderme en tu amor y extiende tu amor con abandono a los que me rodean.

Abre un puente sobre las brechas que nos separa—tiempo y santidad y poder—para que pueda pasar más tiempo con los que me rodean, compartir en tus santos afectos, superar mi propias debilidades y amarguras, y recurrir a ti en lugar de mi dolor, para que pueda experimentar una pena piedoso y redemptivo.

A través del poder de tu Espíritu Santo y en el nombre de Jesús, Amén.

Oración de Presencia

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Oración del Creyente

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Believer’s Prayer

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Heavenly Father,

I believe in Jesus Christ, the son of the living God, who died for our sins and was raised from the dead.

Come into my life, help me to renounce and grieve the sin in my life that separates me from God.

Cleanse me of this sin, renew your Holy Spirit within me so that I will not sin any further.

Bring saints and a faithful church into my life to keep me honest with myself and draw me closer to you.

Break any chains that bind me to the past—be they pains or sorrows or grievous temptations, that I might freely welcome God, the Father, into my life, who through Christ Jesus can bridge any gap and heal any affliction, now and always.

In Jesus’ previous name, Amen.

Believer’s Prayer

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Prayer for Healthy Limits 

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Confession of Hidden Sin

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Merciful father,

All praise and honor be to you for you live in the open and have no sin so that no one can accuse you or slander your name without bearing false witness.

We confess that our sins are both obvious and hidden, secrets that bring shame and grief that is to much to bear.

Forgive our sin, pardon the transgressions that burden us, and the iniquity that tarnish our names even when we appear unaware.

Thank you for the death and resurrection of your son, Jesus Christ, who without sin of his own bore our sin on the cross and deprived our sin of its to power to corrupt and pollute our souls.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, give us thankful hearts and minds focused on you so that our lives may be full and our example might bring others to you.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Confession of Hidden Sin

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Confessional Prayer

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By Stephen W. Hiemstra

Almighty Father,

Forgive me for my many sins, iniquities, and trespasses.

For I have fallen short of your goals for my life,

I have failed to do many things that I should have,

and I have broken trust with your gracious laws.

Have mercy on my through the blood of your son, Jesus Christ,

who lived a sinless life yet was crucified on the cross,

that I might find forgiveness through him.

Hear my prayer. Have compassion on me though I am undeserving.

Fill my heart with your Holy Spirit,

that I might be saved and rest with you eternally.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Confessional Prayer

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Giving Thanks 

A Place for Authoritative Prayer 

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Lenten Prayer

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by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Holy Father,

In the night, I hear your voice and it gives me comfort,

for I know that you are near and need not fear the darkness.

In the morning, I see your light and I find strength for the day,

knowing that you have ordained it and I need only play my part.

In the afternoon, I hear your footsteps behind me and I do not feel alone,

for your hedge of protection is strong and reliable.

In the evening, I feel your warmth and take comfort in rest,

for you rested on the seventh day and declared it to be holy.

In the shadow of your cross, I confess that my good works are filthy rages in your sight and not all my works are good.

Forgive me, Lord, for the unholy things that I had done and the righteous things that I failed to do,

that I might never leave your presence.

In the power of your Holy Spirit, grant me the strength to forgive the sins of those around me.

In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

Lenten Prayer

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Giving Thanks 

A Place for Authoritative Prayer 

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