Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday–Prayer of General Confession

Almighty and most merciful Father,
we have erred and strayed from Your ways,
like lost sheep.
We have followed too much the devises and desires of our own hearts.
We have offended against Your holy laws.
We have left undone those things that we ought to have done,
and we have done those things that we ought not to have done,
and there is no health in us.

But You,
O Lord,
have mercy upon us miserable offenders.
Spare those, O God, who confess their faults!
Restore those who are penitent 
according to Your promises declared 
to mankind in Christ Jesus Our Lord.
And grant,
O most merciful Father,
for His sake,
that we may hereafter live godly,
and sober lives to the glory of Your holy name.
Thomas Cranmer

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