I know what I ought to do, but it is often very difficult to do it. Though I want to do what is good, I often find myself doing the opposite. I admit that the idols of this world entice me. Father, I admit that I eat more than I should and pollute the body you gave me. I view human beings created in your image as sexual objects. I choose lazy amusement and entertainment over lasting inspiration and reflection. I care more about the opinions of others than about your desires for me. I find more security in my bank account, door locks, and firewalls than I do in your presence. I desire personal achievement more than your call for me to love you and others deeply. I place the feelings of romance above the hard work, discipline, and commitment of love. I wrap my whole life up in my family and neglect you. I say that there is one God, but then live as if I am him. I am sorry. Please forgive me for these sins and others. [silently confess other personal sins to God] _____________________________________________________________________________________ The word of God says: crawl out of those tombs and prisons â€“ there is a world of light and freedom waiting. The higher and more secure we build the barricades of care and caution to protect ourselves, the deeper grows the grave we call life. Have faith in the Giver of Life and let life be free! The Word is life. Say yes to the Word of Life. Let us rise up and praise Godâ€™s holy name. For â€œif we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and forgives our sins and cleanses from all unrighteousness.