Prayer of Confession based upon Proverbs 6:16-19

Proverbs 22:8 – He who sows iniquity will reap calamity.
“There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:”
Haughty eyes (Where and when have I looked down upon others—pride of race, face, place, and grace? Where and when have I possessed an exaggerated sense of my own opinions and interests, and a diminished awareness of the needs of others?
A lying tongue (Where have I succumbed to the hellish tactics of the devil by shading or not telling the truth?
Hands that shed innocent blood (Where have I belittled, insulted, hated, or killed my neighbor with thoughts, words, or gestures? Where am I battling the desire for revenge?)
A heart that devises wicked plans (Have I purposefully or unintentionally harmed another in thought, word, or deed? Where have I neglected to give a helping hand to someone in need?)
Feet that make haste to run to evil (Where have I been led astray by rash, unexamined and untested desires which have led me into sin?)
A false witness who breathes out lies (Where have I not been an advocate for justice and mercy? Where have I talked about others in a way that makes me look better than I am? Where have my words injured another person’s good reputation?)
One who sows discord among brothers (Where have I neglected to cultivate peaceful relationships with others? Where have I meddled in other people’s business, mocked their accomplishments, published their failures, or proudly announced my own achievements?
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

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