Prayer Before Confession After a Long Absence

I confess, Lord, it’s been a while, and I feel ashamed. My guilt just seemed to get in the way, and now I’ve put this off for too long. Why do I let myself stray so far from you when I know in my heart that you have never left?

I am afraid, Lord, that if I reveal myself to you, show you who I have become, you will not recognize me as your own. So I beg, look upon me as you would look upon your Son, Jesus, that you might see and love in me what you see and love in Christ. Then when I rise up and go to you, I shall be overwhelmed with love when I see you running to me with your arms wide open.


Praying for a fruitful Lenten season for you and your families, I remain sincerely yours in our Crucified Savior,
Fr. David J. Kozak