Feb 3, 2013

Prayer of Confession: Lent


Here’s a litany of forgiveness from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenberg website.

Litany of Forgiveness

We come before our God, who is full of compassion,
to ask forgiveness and mercy.

When in our excesses we consume more than our share
while others go with basic needs unmet:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When we are blinded by our affluence
and fail to reach out in care and concern:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When we are overwhelmed by desires to acquire
and consume more than we need:
Forgive us, merciful God.

When possessions cloud our view of you
and your gracious love:
Forgive us, merciful God.

— from Lenten Prayer Service: The Spirit of Almsgiving, posted on the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogsdenburg website. http://dioogdensburg.org/Lent/