For I am Conscious of My Rebellion — The purposes of this prayer are: Forgiveness, Lovingkindness and Repentance. Compassionate Lord, please forgive us our sins. In a psalm attributed to David, he wrote, “Be gracious to me, God, according to your faithful love; according to your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion. Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from sin. For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me. Against you- you alone- I have sinned and done this evil in your sight. So you are right when you pass sentence; you are blameless when you judge.” Psalm 51:1–4 (HCSB). Lord, we want to obey the commandments of Jesus but continue to succumb to the enticements of the flesh. Please help us to overcome our sinful desires. We ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.