Almighty and most merciful Father


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.
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 unto us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And grant that we may hereafter
live a godly, righteous, and sober life
to the glory of His name.

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