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.
Sermon Text: Matthew 5:1-12