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.
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.
O most merciful Father,
for His sake,
that we may hereafter live godly,
and sober lives to the glory of Your holy name.