[PC-USA] 2000-11-05 - Passages About Prayers of Confession

Prayer, Part 4

Today we will read passages about confession, a crucial facet of our Christian walk and growth. All Scriptures are from the NASB.

  • Confession should be a daily habit for us; in fact, we should confess as soon as one of our sins is brought to our awareness.
Lev. 5:5 So it shall be when he becomes guilty in one of these, that he shall confess that in which he has sinned.
  • Confession brings us both spiritual and emotional healing.
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Prov. 13:8 He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

Psa. 38:18 For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

  • Confessing to very carefully-selected friends (Christian, confidential, mature) can keep us accountable in the future.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
  • An example of a heartfelt confession (The "Prodigal Son"):
Luke 15:21 And the son said to him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son."

Jan

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