Feb 26, 2012

Litany of Confession: Lent

Here’s a litany of confession for Lent from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenburg.

Litany of Confession
(based on Ezekiel 36:26, Psalm 51:10; Joel 2:12, and Jeremiah 24:7)

I will give you a new heart and place a new spirit within you,
taking from your bodies your stony hearts
and giving you natural hearts. (Ezekiel 36:26)
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Yet even now, says the Lord,
return to me with your whole heart,
with fasting, and weeping, and mourning.  (Joel 2:12)
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

I will give you a heart with which to understand that I am the Lord. 
You shall be my people and I will be your God,
for you shall return to me with your whole heart.  (Jeremiah 24:7)
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
“Harden not your hearts.” (Psalms 95:7-8)
A clean heart create for me, O God,
and a steadfast spirit renew within me.

— from Penance Service Cycle B, posted on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenburg website.