Malankara World

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?

By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

Question 82. Confess to whom?

We have to confess our sins to God many times a day and ask for forgiveness. The traditional Churches have prayers embedded with verses, begging for forgiveness. Our Lord asked the apostles to confess to the Father Almighty and also to pray. Jesus taught us what to pray:

Our Father in heaven,

Hallowed be Your name,

Your kingdom comes,

Your will be done, on earth as in heaven,

Give us today our daily bread;

and forgive our debtors, as we forgive our debtors,

and do not subject us to the temptations but deliver us from the evil one.

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever and ever.
Amen! (Mat. 6:9-13)

But unfortunately some sections of Christians refuse to pray even the Lord's Prayer because of spiritual pride, for they think that they are not sinners. If one commits no sins, why did Christ ask us to pray in this manner? Therefore we have to confess to God in front of a person who has the authority to absolve one's sins.

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