David shares in Psalm 66:18-19; “If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; but God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.” Does this mean that God does not hear the prayer of the sinner? Why do we pray? We pray to cultivate and closer relationship with the Lord. What does sin do to our relationship with God? Cherished or un-confessed sin places a wedge in our relationship with God. We confess our sins because we are saved and not to be saved. This confession allows God to take away the sin by the blood of Jesus and up more room for us to commune with Him and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Cherished or un-confessed sin can eventually starve of us from God’s life-giving nutrients and could lead us to reject the gospel of Jesus and grieve the Holy Spirit. Let’s make sure that heart-felt confession is part of our daily prayer so that there would be nothing to block God’s presence in our lives.