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Forgive Us, O God – A Poem of Confession

The following poem is a poem of confession.  I have written it following the pattern of Ezra and Daniel, who, when confessing their nation’s sin to God, did not accuse the nation of sin by using the detached and potentially self-righteous third person plural (“they,” “them”), but instead, by using the first person plural (“we”), grouped themselves together with the nation and confessed the sins of the nation as though they were their own as well (see Ezra 9:5-15; Daniel 9:4-19).  This poem is meant to promote genuine confession and repentance among professing believers as we are all confronted by our sin and hypocrisy.

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