Sins

Merciful Lord,

Pardon all our sins of this day, week, year, all the sins of our lives, sins of early, middle, and advanced years, of omission and commission, of miserable, petty and angry tempers, of lip, life and walk, of hard-heartedness, unbelief, presumption, pride, of unfaithfulness to the souls of men, of want of bold decision in the cause of Christ, of deficiency in outspoken zeal for his glory, of bringing dishonor upon Your great name, of deception, injustice, untruthfulness in our dealings with others, of impurity in thought, word and deed, of covetousness, which is idolatry, of money and things unduly hoarded, improvidently squandered, not consecrated to the glory of You, the great giver;

Sins in private and in the family, in study and recreation, in the busy haunts of men, in the study of Your Word and in the neglect of it, in prayer irreverently offered and coldly withheld, in time misspent, in yielding to Satan’s wiles, in opening our hearts to his temptations, in being unwatchful when we know him near, in quenching the Holy Spirit; sins against light and knowledge, against conscience and the restraints of Your Spirit, against the law of eternal love.

Pardon all our sins, known and unknown, felt and unfelt, confessed and not confessed, remembered or forgotten. Good Lord, hear; and hearing forgive.

Amen.