8 O Lord,
to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to
our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses,
though we have rebelled against him;
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in
his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
Through and among all Individuals, Cultures, and Nations, this should be our beginning prayer to God Almighty, to recognize, admit, and repent of the gravity and enormity of our sin. From that prayer we need to seek God's salvation according to the only plan of redemption that He has ever designed for humanity. As the Living God said, "...no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me."