today i atone for the mistakes of my past
While I have made mistakes, I remember today that God is infenitely merciful. I am willing to atone for my errors and make appropriate amends, that the mercy of God be shown to me. I pray for forgiveness, that my heart might be free of shame and guilt. I know that I am a perfect child of God, and that my mistakes do not make me less so.
God sees me not as someone whose guilt calls for punishment, but as someone whose errors call for correction. As I turn to Him and admit my errors, genuinely atoning in my heart for any damage I may have caused to others or to myself, the miraculous power of the Atonement is released on my behalf. I will be given a chance to begin again; as many times as I may have fallen, such is the numer of times He lifts me up. For such is the awesome mercy of God.
I atone in my heart for the mistakes I have made: the recklessness and irresponsibility, the laziness and dishonesty, the harm I have caused to myself or others. I pray for those who I may have hurt, and ask that they be healed of any pain I might have caused them. I vow to be a better person now, that I might rise where before I had fallen, and shine where I had dwelled in darkness.