I was reading your Son’s sermon on the mount and his words about prayer especially caught my attention. Jesus said I should speak with you in private, that I should meet you in a quiet place. He said that when I speak, you will listen to me and understand everything I say even though I’m not making any sense.
You know, God, sometimes life here on earth doesn’t make any sense. It seems the harder I try to keep your commandments, the harder and farther I fall. I don’t mean to be disobedient. It just happens sometimes. I’m not making excuses, and I’m not trying to cover anything up. I know I can’t. You see it all. I guess what I’m doing is confessing. I’ve sinned. Please forgive me God. Please. I’m asking in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Dear Beloved Child,
Jesus is right, I do hear you and I do understand. Fully. Perfectly. And you’re right, you cannot hide anything from me. Believe me when I say that through my Son’s innocent suffering and death, your sins are forgiven. And because he lives, you will live also. As far as the east is from the west, that’s how far your sins are from me. Keep striving, and keep praying.