Lord, you go against the world’s adage ‘you never get a second chance at a first impression.’ With you, although you know all and forget nothing, you treat us a brand new, washed clean, every time we confess our sins. You are faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Since we were not righteous before confession, you are giving us another chance!
Lord, we want this to be true for our city. We repent and confess our sin in this city. Please give our city ANOTHER chance to be a city of real peace, and real justice. We agree with you that this should not be just an empty phrase, based on humanism. We believe that The Hague is meant to be a city that actually administers justice according to YOUR word.