Hidden faults

           But who can detect their errors?
           Clear me from hidden faults.

                           —Psalm 19.12

God of love,
I wound you in ways I can’t imagine.
I defile myself in ways I can’t see.
I hurt others in ways I never notice.

I confess my ignorance,
I confess I am oblivious.
I pray for humility to know
I sin beyond my knowing.
I ask forgiveness for those sins I know nothing about.

As much as I sin so much more than I know,
so also you forgive me
more than I know,
you forgive me, you love me
more than I can imagine.
May my gratitude exceed my understanding.

_______________
Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net