4/4/10

Confession of Sin

Most Holy and Merciful God, you have appointed death to be the wages of sin, but in compassion, you sent your own Son to be our Savior. We plead your mercy and kindness, for we have sinned. We have rejected your truth and broken your commandments. We have despised your mercy and ignored your counsel. In thought and in deed, secretly and openly, in passion and with deliberation, we have offended against you, and are not worthy of the least of all your mercies. Yet, O Lord, for the sake of your Son, our Savior, hear our confession, and listen to the prayer that we offer to you. Create in us a clean heart and restore to us the joy of your salvation. Grant us with the forgiveness of our sins, true repentance, and grace to forsake them from this day forward, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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