O divine Father, whose mercy ever awaits those who return unto Thee in true lowliness and contrition of heart, hear now one humble suppliant who needs Thy help.
For my deceitful heart and crooked thoughts:
For barbed words spoken deliberately:
For thoughtless words spoken hastily:
For envious and prying eyes:
For ears that rejoice in iniquity and rejoice not in the truth:
For greedy hands:
For wandering and loitering feet:
For haughty looks:
Have mercy upon me, O God.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves.
“A Diary of Private Prayer” by John Baillie