Prayer for Ovecoming sin

by Terry (Missouri USA)

As all of us I was born a sinner. In spite of alcoholism in my family I do not drink. In spite of violence in my family I do not batter. I went to college so that I could make a difference in the lives of others. In spite of that there are times that I lose my way.

I allow stress, past hurts and the lure of sin to get the best of me. When it happens I ask for forgiveness but down the road I return to the same kinds of behaviors. I feel at times like I carry my families curse with sin and that despite my good intentions I will just give up.

My prayer is for God’s love, his strength and his guidance so I can continue helping others and actually do even greater things than I have done.