Yes, sometimes we fail. When you find it hard to ask forgiveness, use this modified version of Nehemiah’s prayer.
“God, God-of-Heaven, the great and awesome God, loyal to his covenant and faithful to those who love him and obey his commands: Look at me, listen to me.
Pay attention to this prayer of your servant that I’m praying day and night in intercession for your servants, …And I’m including myself, … among those who have sinned against you.
“We’ve treated you like dirt: We haven’t done what you told us, haven’t followed your commands, (From Nehemiah 5-7, MSG)
Prayer: Lord forgive us and give us the courage and grace to try and try and try again until we get it right. Amen