A Prayer Of Thanks For Redemption

Father, in Your compassion You crush our sins under Your feet and throw them in the depths of the ocean, to be remembered no more.  And yet there are times when we have great difficulty letting go of past sins to the extent of dwelling on them and getting weighed down by guilt and self-condemnation.  Help us to let go of that which You have forgiven.  If we are to remember anything of our past, let it be that which brings glory to You as we share with others that which You have forgiven and delivered us from.  May the contrast of our former lives not bring up condemnation which You have freed us from, but instead provide witness that there is nothing beyond Your merciful pardon.  To God be the glory through Jesus Christ our Lord.