Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 PETER 5:6–7
Dear God, you are above all and worthy is your name.
I humbly come before you, confessing that I am a sinner. What I have done deserves justice and not grace, but I need to feel your grace today. I need your forgiveness. Would you replace the guilt, replace the shame I feel?
Be near to my friends and family who have secret shame they are afraid to reveal. May you give them a trusted friend and confidant and a sense of your forgiveness in their lives.
Thank you for taking our cares and bur-dens upon yourself. Thank you for promising to always care for each of us.
In Jesus’ name, amen.