7:30 a.m. Prayer from the Cottage by the Sea

Poem and artwork original to author. All rights reserved.”

O Holy Father,
Master of the Universe,
Creator of all good,
Author and Sustainer of Life,
I have sinned.

Shamefully I confess
I wasn’t tricked Lord,
Satan has used this tactic before
I recognized the road signs
But I willingly sinned anyway.

Worse, when I had to admit
It was the same ole’ story
Just different names
I was disappointed it ended
Just the way sinning does.

Here I am Lord
Your prodigal daughter
Back again from the pig sty
Smelling of the stench of sin
Reeking from the evil within.

I have no excuse,
No one to cast blame upon,
No one wronged me,
No one offered me anything
That my selfish heart didn’t want.

Again Lord I drove the nails
I turned my back on You
My spittle hit Your face
My sins drove a spear into Your side
My evil required Your death upon the cross.

I’m sorry isn’t good enough,
Remorse, regret, repentance
Won’t wipe out my deeds
Can’t erase my thoughts
I hide my face but You see.

Forgive me Jesus, Son of God
Read my heart and know
I am sickened by my own sins
Yet I am still Your daughter
Consequences I will accept

Just forgive me Lord Jesus
Remove this as far as east is to west
Replace this hot bubbling guilt
With Your compassion and mercy
Use this to strengthen us.

Thank You Heavenly Father
Thank You for Your forgiveness
Thank You for Your mercy and grace
Wash this stain and stench away
Allow me in Your presence.

d.f.a.v 10/6/13

We all fall down sometimes!

2 thoughts on “7:30 a.m. Prayer from the Cottage by the Sea

  1. Donna, so heartfelt. And yes, Jesus forgives and forgets. He flings our wrongs far away from us – as far as the east is from the west.


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