Q. I firmly believe in confessing our sins to maintain a good fellowship with our Lord. I have heard some Preachers state that you have to name each sin you commit in order to get forgiveness for it. I have had a lot of birthdays and my memory is not very good at all. So I confess for God to forgive any and all sins that I have committed. I think He forgives me. Do you agree?
A. I agree with you. Our sin nature is so pervasive we’re not even aware of many of our sins. King David gave us a good example when he prayed,
“Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression” (Psalm 19:12-13)
I think it’s sufficient to acknowledge that we’re sinners in need of forgiveness and then ask for it.