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For this cause everyone who is godly will pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they will not reach him. Psalm 32:6

The wise and godly will not delay to acknowledge and confess their sins to the LORD God and seek His forgiveness for the sake of Christ Jesus and His atoning sacrifice on the cross. They will turn to the LORD for mercy while He may be found, and they will be spared in the time of God’s judgment upon the unrighteous.

Have mercy upon me, O God, and forgive my sins for the sake of the shed blood of Christ Jesus, Your Son and my Savior. Amen.

[Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]

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I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not conceal. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,” and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32:5

Though every one of us is guilty before God of breaking His commandments in our thoughts, words and deeds, what a blessing it is that we can acknowledge and confess our sins to the LORD God, instead of hiding them, and look to Him in faith for mercy and forgiveness for the sake of the atoning sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, in our stead, and God forgives us!

I have broken Your commandments, O God. I am guilty and deserving of Your eternal wrath and punishment. Forgive my sins for Jesus’ sake and grant me a place in Your everlasting kingdom. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]

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When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; my strength was changed into the drought of summer. Psalm 32:3-4

When we are self-deceived and do not acknowledge and confess our utter sinfulness, the inner guilt and shame of our sins weigh us down and we feel the heavy hand of God’s judgment upon us.

O almighty God, grant that we do not deny or seek to cover up our sins but acknowledge them and look to You for mercy in Christ Jesus, our Savior. Amen.

[Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]

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Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man against whom the LORD does not count iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. Psalm 32:1-2

True blessing comes to those who acknowledge and confess the truth, admitting their sins and looking in faith to Christ Jesus and His cross for pardon and forgiveness, for God offers and gives to them His pardon and forgiveness and the eternal blessings of heaven.

Forgive my sins, O LORD, for the sake of the atoning sacrifice of the Son. Amen.

[Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]

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Thus the king did not listen to the people, for the cause was from the LORD, that He might fulfill His saying, which the Lord spoke by Ahijah the Shilonite to Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 1 Kings 12:15

In 1 Kings 11-12, God executed judgment because of the idolatry and wickedness of King Solomon. To fulfill His words, God moved King Rehoboam to listen to the foolish counsel of his younger advisers and not lighten the burden Solomon had placed on the people. As a result, the northern tribes of Israel rebelled and the kingdom was divided. God, because of the sins of a nation and its rulers, may raise up evil and foolish rulers to execute His judgments.

O God, have mercy upon us as a nation, pardon our wickedness and sin, and grant to us rulers who will lead in accord with Your commandments. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

[Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]

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