By grace we have been saved through faith. And this is not our own doing; it is a gift from You, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
We confess that we tend to boast about the gift of salvation as if it’s a result of our good works. We confess that we grumble against the outcasts in our society as if we are better than them in Your eyes.
Forgive us for our pride. Forgive us for taking credit in finding You rather than humbly accept that it is You who found us. Forgive us for saying we have not sinned and making You a liar.
Lord, convict us of our sins. Remove our blindness and help us see the depravity of our sins. Would You lead us to repentance as we marvel that we are more sinful than we know and more loved than we imagine. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.