‘You should be led by your own sincerity to get things right’
Question: What is a ‘Prayer of Confession?
Answer: “Father, in the name of Jesus, I confess right now and admit that I am a sinner. I repent of all my sins. I’m leaning towards your Holy word. With complete sincerity I change my heart and my mind, and I turn my life to you. I’m confessing with my mouth that God raised Jesus from the dead, and I believe in my heart that Jesus is alive in my life forever and ever, Amen”. That is a Prayer of Confession. There are a host of words one can use to offer a Prayer of Confession to God. One should be led by his or her own sincerity to get things right with God. A confession will enable you to come to God on His terms. A ‘Prayer of Confession’ is a process of salvation. (1) Admit (2) repent (3) confession (4) baptize – water and Holy Spirit (5) obedience to the word of God.
Let’s examine the word confession or confess. The Greek word for confess is ‘exomologeo’ which means to admit, acknowledge and praise. The Hebrew word for confess is ‘yada or yadah’ which means to know or make known.
In Psalms 32:1-6, King David through his own emotions and weaknesses in life exhibits how prayer and confession causes a move in blessedness or happiness brought on by God. Please read when you can. David says that by not confessing, admitting and acknowledging your sins to God causes mental and physical pain.
Reading Psalms 55:17; James 5:13; and 1st Peter 3:12 will give you courage to pray. Admit your faults to God, acknowledge your shortcomings, and praise God in advance of what He has already done. Are you ready to become a recipient of God’s many blessings? It is up to you.
Reverend Deal is the senior pastor at Every Christian’s Church in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Reverend Deal can be reached at the Westside Gazette, 545 NW Seventh Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, Fla 33311, or by email at David.deal@Gmail.com