Monday, April 07, 2008

The General Confession

From The Book of Common Prayer

Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed from your ways like lost sheep.

We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts.

We have offended against your holy laws.
We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us.

But you, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable offenders. Spare them, O God, who confess their faults. Restore those that are penitent; According to your promises declared unto mankind in Christ Jesus our Lord.

And grant, O most merciful Father, for his sake; That we might live a godly, righteous, and wise life, To the glory of your holy Name.


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