The Prayer of Repentance
We repent, O God most merciful, for all our sins;
for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
for every deed done that ought not to have been done;
We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by selfishness,
for every deed and word and thought inspired by hatred.
We repent especially for every lustful thought and every lustful action;
for every lie; for all hypocrisy;
for every promise given but not fulfilled,
and for all slander and backbiting.
Most especially also, we repent for every action
that has brought harm to others,
for every word and deed that has given others pain;
and for every wish that pain should befall others.
In Your unbounded mercy, we ask you to forgive us, O God,
for all these sins committed by us,
and to forgive us for our constant failures
to think and speak and act according to Your wish.
“I forgive everyone from my life in the past
and love myself into the future.”
(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)