Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight,so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass judgement. You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
How many are my iniquities and my sins? Make me know my transgression and my sin.
My God make known to me all my sins, all my faults, my weaknesses and failings; however, once I have confessed them let me not be scrupulous and worry about them. May I be childlike enough to leave all to You tender mercy and compassion.