Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A significant old Puritan prayer

"There's nothing like an old Puritan prayer for true confession:

Merciful Lord, pardon all my sins of this day, week, year, all the sins of my life, sins of early, middle, and advanced years, of omission and commission, of morose, peevish and angry tempers, of lip, life and walk, of want of bold decision in the cause of Christ, of deficiency in outspoken zeal for His glory....Pardon all my sins, known and unknown, get and unfelt, confessed nd not confessed, remembered or forgotten.  Good Lord, hear; and hearing, forgive."

Bennett, Arthur, The Valley of Vision, The Banner of Truth Trust, Pennsylvania, 1975, p.87.

From Joni's Diamonds in the Dust Devotional

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