If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
This verse speaks to the type of failure we experience all too often, that of sinning- when we go ahead and do or say something, quickly (or not so quickly) realizing it was not a good decision. Sometimes it is very hard for me to admit my part in something unpleasant, as it is much easier to complain about the outcome than to admit I was wrong. These are failures of my own making, and I need to ask forgiveness. But we have an awesome, forgiving God, who is "the God of second chances."
Holy One, I am thankful for your forgiveness and your grace. I am sorry for the times I have failed to acknowledge my part when things have gone wrong. Amen