Lent Prayers – John Donne: A Prayer of Penitence

Act of Penitence
Forgive me, Lord, my sins
The sins of my youth,
The sins of the present;
The sins I laid upon myself in an ill pleasure,
The sins I cast upon others in an ill example;
The sins which are manifest to the whole world,
The sins which I have labored to hide from mine acquaintance,
            From mine own conscience,
            And even from my memory;
My crying sins and my whispering sins,
My ignorant sins and my willful;
Sins against my superiors, equals, servants,
Against my lovers and benefactors,
Sins against myself, mine own body, mine own soul,
Sins against thee, O almighty Father, O merciful Son,
            O blessed Spirit of God.
Forgive me, O Lord, through the merits of thine Anointed, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

John Donne

hat tip:  The Rector’s Corner

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