Monday, May 25, 2015

Confession (Psalm 51)

O God

Have mercy on me according to your unfailing love
According to your great compassion, blot out my transgressions
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin

Lord, I know my transgressions, my sin is always before me
       I know my pride, my conceit, my arrogance
       I know my self-reliance, instead of reliance on you
       I know my stubbornness and unwillingness to change
       I know my anger can be easily aroused
       I know my forgiveness can be too hesitantly given
       I know my apathy towards you, and others in need
       I know my lack of patience, self-control, gentleness and kindness

I have sinned against you Lord
       I have done what is evil in your sight
       I am sorry

Lord - Forgive me
       Cleanse me
       Hide your face from my sins
       Blot out my iniquity

Create in me a clean heart, O God
       And renew a steadfast spirit within me

Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me

Restore to me the joy of your salvation.

Because of all these things, and so many more, Lord,
       Help my tongue to sing of your righteousness
       Help my mouth to declare your praise.

Thank you, God
Amen

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