Ezra’s prayer shows us that being honest about your sins is a good way to start your prayers when you know there’s something between you and God.
and I said, “O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.
– Ezra 9:6
What sins are you hiding in your heart? Take some time for soul-searching. Confess your sins to God in prayer today.