Father, I have been accumulating sins since the day of my birth, and while You have graciously forgiven my sins in Christ, and cleansed me from all unrighteousness for His sake, nevertheless my past foolishness and rebellion have inflicted great damage on me and others. In Your grace You have softened their effects and even granted that I gain wisdom from them, thus, by Your mighty power, using even my sins for my good. May I not forget Your mercies and may I not return to those sins, but forsake them forever.
6 Remember, O Lord, Your tender mercies and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they are from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions;
According to Your mercy remember me,
For Your goodness' sake, O Lord.
8 Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For Your name's sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.