I typically have difficulty in knowing whether or not I need to go to confession, so I usually try to ask God to show me my sins in the proper light and tell me what he wants me to do. But more often than not, I feel confused and don’t know what God wants from me. I argue every which way on certain things in my life that could be confessed, but I never reach a conclusion. I’ve always been pretty spiritually blind (I think it’s John 9 that talks about sin blinding us?), not being very holy at all. So I don’t trust my own judgment.
Does anyone know what to do in this situation? What things do you usually say when asking God to enlighten you about the state of your soul? Are there any good prayers or quotes or bits of reading that you think have to do with repentance and trying to see what God wants me to confess or understand?