Christians’ Quick Guide to Confession for Ash Wednesday

Guest Post from Journey to the Resurrection 6-Session Bible Study

Many Christians begin Lent by observing Ash Wednesday. This is a day to intentionally turn away from our failings and lesser pursuits that sometimes cause us to miss the best that God has planned for us.

The palms used to celebrate Palm Sunday from the previous year are burned, and the ashes kept. On Ash Wednesday, they are used to place the sign of the cross on the foreheads of worshipers. This is a reminder that our life here is temporary. We are made of dust and will return to dust, but through Jesus we also receive the blessing of life beyond this life.

Here is a guide for confession for you to consider:

  1. Write down the sins you are guilty of: pride, greed, anger, fear, laziness, gluttony, lust, hate, etc.
  2. Confess (speak out loud) these sins to God.
  3. Remember the promise: “If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness” (1 John 1:9 NLT).
  4. Tear that paper into as many pieces as possible and throw it away, or, if you prefer, burn it.
  5. If you have a trusted friend, you can confess your sins to that person and involve them in this process. There is something liberating about bringing our sins out from the dark and into the light, and feeling God set us free.


Lord Jesus, thank you for taking all of my sin on yourself, becoming sin for me, and giving your life so I can enjoy new life. Give me the grace to live in this new freedom and in victory over the power of sin. Amen.

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