You know, I believe if I'd have been standing there that close to the Lord Jesus, I'd have forgot all about what Simon had told me to say. The first thing I would've said, been, "Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner."

But that's the way many of us get. We feel that our daily task and what our work calls for is more important than anything else. And I believe, if we're ever in the presence of God, our earthly prestige, our earthly associates, our message, or our work should be last.

Let's get our confession out to Him. Oh, I'd loved to have fell down at His feet there, and said, "I have a message from my master, but first I got a message too. Be merciful to me, O God. I'm a sinner. And I know that Thou art the Son of God, and I've longed for this opportunity; and now I am kneeling here at Your feet; be merciful to me."

-- Brother Branham
April 29, 1961 breakfast