“Don’t be afraid,” Samuel reassured them. “You have certainly done wrong, but make sure now that you worship the Lord with all your heart, and don’t turn your back on him. Don’t go back to worshiping worthless idols that cannot help or rescue you—they are totally useless! The Lord will not abandon his people, because that would dishonor his great name. For it has pleased the Lord to make you his very own people.  But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you. But if you continue to sin, you … will be swept away.”

Where I have paid respect to or eaten food offered to false gods and idols, such as (please name them e.g. Buddha, guan yin, Confucius, yoga kundalini spirit, temple gods, village gods, ancestral graves etc.) and sought another source of power and blessing that is not of the Holy Spirit, such as (please name them e.g. fengshui, lucky charms, lucky names, horoscope, fortune-telling etc.), please forgive me. Where I bowed to statues, paintings, or human beings, I repent. Where I have bowed down to idolatrous images, I confess this too today. 

In the Second Commandment, You have warned us not to bow down to any image on earth. 

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