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Praying in confession

Daniel 9:4-10 Praying to the LORD, I confessed: O Lord, great God of Whom I am in awe, You keep Your promises and show mercy to those who love and obey You, but we have sinned! We’ve done wrong! We have turned away from You and what You told us is right and true. We have not listened to Your servants or the word You gave to our leaders, our ancestors, and the people of our land. To You belongs righteousness, O LORD, but to us belongs shame. We, Your people near and far – in all the lands to which You dispersed us because of our disloyalty to You – own our own shame. We, the people and our leaders, have not followed You nor obeyed You, but even though we have rebelled against You, O LORD God, to You belong mercy, compassion, and forgiveness. © 2015, Mary Harwell Sayler prayer-a-phrased today’s reading in Daniel 9 from some of the many translations of Holy Scripture found on Bible Gateway. …