Heavenly Father , Your are good and righteous altogether and I come to You today, confessing that I have not lived my life the way that You would have wanted, nor did I choose the path that You would have wished for me to take.
I confess my lack and come to You in humility of spirit, knowing that in Your loving-kindness You forgive those that are of a contrite heart. Father I want to turn my life around and live in a way that is transparent before You – a godly life that is pleasing to You and a life that brings glory to Your name. Lord I do not want to grieve or quench the work of the Holy Spirit in my life any more, and know that the only way to please You is to walk in spirit and truth, and to live each day in submission to Your guidance, and empowered by Your grace.
Cleanse my heart of sin; forgive my stupidity and teach me Your ways I pray. Lord I want to change my behaviour to reflect those of the Lord Jesus and I want the thoughts of my mind to be pleasing in Your sight. Lord I want to be a person of integrity and live a life that is godly and full of grace – and I can only do so as I abide in You and rest in Your love – but teach me Your ways and give me a teachable spirit so that in the days to come I may live godly in Christ Jesus, knowing that this is Your will for my life.
Thank You that You have been faithful to me even when I proved unfaithful but in Your grace I step out into the future with my hand in Yours, in Jesus name I pray,