Prayer before Reconciliation

God our Father in heaven, send your Holy Spirit into my heart.
Point out my sins. Supply the courage I need to confess them honestly.
Help me to believe you are always willing to forgive.
Remove my sin and guilt; fill me with peace and joy.
Then send me strong, free, and determined to live the Gospel in the days ahead.
I ask for these things through Jesus, your Son, who is my Lord and Savior.