3/19/18

Pause for Prayer: TUESDAY 3/20



Oh, God…

I confess my pride in thinking
that others are sinners
but I am not...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my imperfections,
my faults, my failings,
my bad habits and my wrongdoing...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to being a jerk
while driving and lots of other times, too...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to eating too much
drinking too much,
spending too much
and wasting too much...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to giving too little
when I have so much more than I need...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to putting so many things in my life
ahead of you...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to not being faithful to prayer and worship,
especially on the Lord’s Day...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to losing my temper with children,
with adults - and with myself...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my selfish need
to be noticed and admired...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to being smug and self-righteous...
Lord, have mercy.

I confess to being ungracious toward others...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to being careless
and failing to be responsible...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess not forgiving others
as I'd want to them to forgive me...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to enjoying comfort and plenty
as if I'm entitled to them...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to lustful glances, unclean thoughts
and impure deeds...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to being unfaithful to promises I've made...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess the grudges and resentments
I carry against my neighbor...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my envy and jealousy...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess to language and humor
that are rude and vulgar...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my impatience and insensitivity...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my dishonesty, my unfairness,
my cheating, my duplicity, my half-truths
and my failures to act justly...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my prejudice and quick judgments...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my insincerity and hypocrisy...
Lord, have mercy!

And I confess whatever I didn't find on this list
but I know is in my heart....
Lord, have mercy!

I confess my sins, both large and small,
for each transgresses your great love for me...
Lord, have mercy!

I confess that I'm a sinner, Lord,
in need of your mercy,
in need of the gift of your suffering
on the Cross...

I confess that with all others
I need to stand at the foot of your Cross
and let your precious Blood
cleanse me of my sins...

I confess my need for you
and my need to ask for your mercy
as this season approaches
the Week we call Holy....

Lord, have mercy!
Christ, have mercy!
Lord, have mercy!

Amen.


 

   
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2 comments:

  1. Father Austin, you know me too well!

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  2. Only because I know myself so well, Peter!

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