A Prayer For the End of the Day


By Pastor Vinnie Cappetta

"A Prayer For the End of the Day"

Sometimes I find it helpful to ready someone else’s prayer as my own.  Here is a prayer of confession designed to read toward the end of the day.

If I have wounded any soul today,
If I have caused one foot to go astray,
If I have walked in my own will full way -
Good Lord, forgive!

If I have uttered idle words or vain,
If I have turned aside from want or pain,
Lest I myself should suffer through the strain -
Good Lord, forgive!

If I have craved for joys that are not mine,
If I have let my wayward heart repine,
Dwelling on things of earth, not things divine -
Good Lord, forgive!

If I have been perverse, or hard, or cold,
If I have longed for shelter in Thy fold,
When Thou has given me some part to hold -
Good Lord, forgive.

Forgive the sins I have confessed to Thee,
Forgive the secret sins I do not see,
That which I know not, Father, teach Thou me -
Help me to live.

An Evening Prayer - C. Maud Battersby

When we confess our sin, it is a relief to know that God has set aside our record of debt against him and nailed it to the cross.   

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.”

Colossians 2:13-14 ESV

We can confess our sins freely since we know they have already been forgiven because of what Christ has done for us.