“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9
If we deny the truth of our own sin and guilt under God’s law, we are only deceiving ourselves. If we agree with God’s Word and acknowledge our guilt and sin, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness because of the atoning sacrifice of His Son in our stead.
I am sinful and unclean, O God. Pardon my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin for the sake of Christ Jesus and His innocent sufferings and death on the cross in my stead. Amen.
[Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, Modern English Version. Copyright © 2014 by Military Bible Association. Published and distributed by Charisma House.]