God, you were in the act of forgiving me
when the cold, hard reality that I have succumbed
to the firm grip of sin and seized upon
temptation yet again, hit me and damned me and
troubled me because, this realization—the depths
of my lack of self-control and the ability to
take you and your forgiveness for granted—is haunting.
Now, again, I shall pause. I shall repent.
(Turn away. Turn to you. Cling to you.)
And try, once again, to be who
I should have been in the first place.
Please, grant me that space, Lord. Please, forgive me.