Every time
we have become
a self-righteous
judge and jury
forgive us Lord!

Every time we have
been to busy or
too preoccupied
to notice a tear,
a wound, a hurt
within or without,
and don’t have time
to see, notice,
comfort, talk
pray or take action
forgive us Lord!

Every time we want
more than we really
need, forgive us Lord!

Every time we make
ourselves look better
and others worse,
forgive us Lord!

Every time our
perspective
benefits only
ourselves and
not others
forgive us Lord!

Every time
we minimize
the worth of
a precious soul
to our God and
and don’t make
the time to share
the glorious
gospel news,
forgive us Lord!

Every time we
make someone
elses sin look
heinous but
refuse to see
our own sin as
just as heinous
to a just and
Holy God,
forgive us Lord!

Every time
we proclaim
our own legalistic
righteousness
rather than
claiming the
righteousness we
only have through
our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ
forgive us Lord!

Every time we
grieve the heart
of our Father God,
of our precious Savior,
of our blessed Comforter within
because of the log that is in our eyes
because of our sins,forgive us Lord.

Every time we
see someone in
need and turn
the other way
forgive us Lord!

Every time we
we judge another
unfairly, harshly,
cruelly, maliciously,
forgive us Lord!
Open our hearts,
that you have made new
with the Spirit’s power,
to really see and live
out the power the Cross
to really see and live
out the power of His
forgiveness and love
and to refuse to be
any other way than
to love,honor, obey,
and give grace for we
are all sinful paupers
in need of God’s tender
love, care, and majestic grace!

Every time, forgive us Lord!
Forgive us Lord, every time!