Saturday, March 14, 2009
A LENTEN PRAYER...
Forgive them all, O LORD:
Our sins of omission and our sins of commission;
The sins of our youth ...
and the sins of our riper years;
The sins of our souls and the sins of our bodies;
Our secret and our more open sins;
our sins of ignorance and surprise,
And our more deliberate and presumptuous sins;
The sins we have done to please ourselves
and the sins we have done to please others;
The sins we know and remember,
and the sins we have forgotten;
The sins we have striven to hide from others
and the sins by which we have made others offend;
Forgive them, O LORD,
forgive them all for His+ sake,
Who+ died for our sins
and rose for our deliverance,
And now stands at Thy Right Hand
To make intercession for us,
JESUS CHRIST our LORD.
Prayer found in Bayley Thompson's Hymn Book,
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs
attributed to Wesley, slightly adapted by OGS.