Friday, September 2, 2011

The General Confession

This is from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal Church) in the "Order for The Administration of the Lord's Supper or Holy Communion" section.

I grew up hearing and saying this (most) every week. Although the language use is older, I still resonate with it today.

ALMIGHTY God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge

and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, Which we,

from time to time, most grievously have committed, By

thought, word, and deed, Against thy Divine Majesty,

Provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us.

We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these

our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto

us; The burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us,

Have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; For thy Son

our Lord Jesus Christ's sake, Forgive us all that is past;

And grant that we may ever hereafter Serve and please

thee In newness of life, To the honour and glory of thy

Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

To Kor For,