Prayer of the Sinner
O God, hurry to take me out of trouble. Hurry to help me!
Take away my wrongdoing because of the greatness of Your loving pity. Wash me inside and out from my wrongdoing and make me clean from my sin. For I know my wrongdoing and my sin is always in front of me. I have sinned against You and You only. I have done what is sinful in Your eyes. You are always right when You speak, and fair when You judge.
O God, take away my sin and cleanse me.
Wash me and I will be whiter than snow. Make me joyful and happy. Favor me because of Your loving kindness. Let me always look for You. Let me be glad in You. For I long to experience the full joy of Your forgiveness.
I was born in sin and lived in sin from my very beginning. Your desire is for truth to be rooted deep within my heart and for me to know wisdom in the hidden part. But I am poor and in need.
Hurry to me, O God! You are my Help and the One Who takes me out of trouble. O Lord, do not wait.
Save me, for the waters have almost taken my life. I have come into deep waters where floods come over me. I have gone down into the deep mud and there is no place to put my feet. I have cried until I am tired. My mouth is dry. My eyes are weak. You know how foolish I am. My sins are not hidden from You.
Answer me with Your saving truth in Your great loving-kindness, O God. Take me out of the mud and do not let me go down again. Guard me from those who hate me. Pluck me from the floodwaters and keep them from covering me. Do not let the sea swallow me up. Do not let the deep hole close its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, for Your loving-kindness is good. I am suffering and in pain. Save me and set me up on high. I will praise Your name with song and I will give You great honor with much thanks.
You answer me in the way that is right and good. It’s Your forgiveness and salvation I seek. You are the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. You have built the mountains by Your strength. You are dressed with power. You quiet the storm of the seas, the sound of its waves and the noise of the people. You make morning and evening call out for joy. It is Your great works that make all stand in awe.