O God of Loving Devotion, I feel oppressed by my past and my sins. The devil wants me to remain in my guilt and shame instead of embracing Your love. I feel the weight of the harm I have caused, and I am ashamed. You say that nothing can separate me from Your love. Fill my mind with Your light and chase out the darkness. Free me from the guilt and pain of my past. Deliver me from this long night in my life. Thank You, dear God. Amen.