On the twenty-fourth day of the same month, the Israelites gathered together, fasting and wearing sackcloth and having dust on their heads. Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the wickedness of their fathers. They stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD their God. (Neh 9:1-3 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, sin must be addressed if my relationship with You is to be healthy and growing. Once I recognize sin in my life, give me strength and courage to confess it, turn from it, and accept Your forgiveness. Do whatever You need to do to bring me into agreement with You. Your love is unconditional, beyond my ability to comprehend. I know that You will always accept me when I come to You, regardless of what I have or have not done. Thank You for Your great grace, patience, understanding, and mercy. In Jesus’ name, Amen.