Forgive me Lord, I sinned against you, my neighbors and myself. I have not loved my sisters or myself as you love me. I’ve sinned.
I am ashamed, have shamed and been shamed.
I’ve been proud and boastful.
Thank you for pulling me out of the ashes. You never hesitate or deny your love. Thank you for gently dusting me off. Thank you for kissing my ash-filled head and wiping my tears. Thank you for loving me despite my sins.
We journey to your cross. Cast our burdens upon your alter. Our sins a pile of ashes.
Praying for a new day, weeping as you sacrifice yourself. We failed your commandments. We failed you. Looking forward to your empty tomb and the promise it holds for everyone you love.
I feel wrapped in your love and forgiveness. Thank you. Amen.
I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. Job 42:6