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I confess

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I confess

I confess

I confess to have lived my given life to shame the Creator by my will.
I confess to have imagined a paradise that dishonours heaven.
I confess to have spoken a word that is blasphemous to the Almighty.
I confess to have been in lust, for my devotion to God’s love is strayed.
As the tempest loses control of its way, my self-control is lost in lust.
I confess to have been gluttonous, for my enjoyment was never satisfied with what you provided.
As the rich boast to the poor, my gluttony is to the hungry.
I confess to have been greedy, for my eternal love was blinded by temporary desires.
As the murderer bribes the prosecutor, my greed is to him who created the heavens and the earth.
I confess to have been in sloth, for my given strength was used to slumber.
As the police fail to protect, my sloth is to the talent I have been blessed with to utilize.
I confess to living my life in wrath, for my given peace was disturbed by my desire to be in power.
As the child that bites the hand that feeds it, my wrath is to the feelings I rein.
I confess to have lived my life in envy of another, for what I lacked took precedence to what I have.
As the prisoner keeps the warder in jail, my envy is to the desires I have for the possessions of another man.
I confess to have had pride in the life I have led, for I have perverted the love for self to the contempt of another man.
As the servant compares with the master, my pride is to the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
 Please forgive me Father.

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