Pocket Sized Thoughts – Prayer – Part 14

I prayed unto the Lord, my God, and made my confession.” (Daniel 9:4)

This chapter contains one of the greatest prayers of confession found in the Bible. Daniel identifies with and weeps over the sin of the nation. He hides nothing and makes no excuses. He is utterly honest in his and the nation’s failings. He is utterly cast upon the mercy of the Lord. When making confession to the Lord, genuine honesty is essential because if we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins … and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). There is great mercy available to true confession, because he is a most merciful God. Not that we take this for granted but the Lord is delighted when we avail ourselves of His mercy and loving kindness. What joy, forgiveness and cleansing there is for those who truly confess.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you for your boundless mercy.”