Good morning all. Hope everyone is well. My question is to gather the thoughts of fellow Anglicans regarding personal confession of sins directly to our Lord vs Priestley Absolution. I see both private confession and Priestley Absolution in scripture but as a sinner here and now if I pray directly to God ref sins theologically (bcp etc) is one forgiven immediately? I know the answer but my mind cannot link this theologically and I keep coming back to this question following any stumble into sin...does one run straight to church for Priestley Absolution either privately or general... or remain with God and talk to him about sin and ask for forgiveness. The crux of my question as I write this is why is assurance of salvation often more concrete in one's mind following Priestley Absolution vs private confession. Anyway...I'm rambling on. God bless all and thanks for any replies in advance. David.