Sunday, September 9, 2012

1549 General Confession

(...all kneeling humbly upon their knees)

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 honor and glory of thy name.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(Then shall the Priest stand up, and turning himself to the people, say thus)

Almighty God our heavenly Father, who of His great mercy, hath promised forgiveness of sins to all them, which with hearty repentance and true faith, turn unto him: have mercy upon you, pardon and deliver you from all your sins, confirm and strengthen you in all goodness, and bring you to everlasting life.

Through Jesus Christ our Lord.

-- 1549  Book of Common Prayer  
 General Confession for Communion

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