Sin is a persistent force in our lives. The good news is that when we confess our sin, God promises to forgive us (1 John 1:9).
United Methodists understand our need to confess our sin before God and one another. When we gather for worship, United Methodists often pray a prayer of confession together. Confession and pardon together remind us that we are sinners saved by grace.
Of course, we need not wait until the next worship service to confess our sin. We can go to God in prayer at any time to acknowledge our failures and struggles, and ask for God’s forgiveness.
Many United Methodists also gather in small groups to confess their sin to one another for support and spiritual growth. People in our lives who pray for us, cheer us on, and ask how things are going are a source of strength as we confront temptation.
- Romans 12:21
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.