Morning Prayer of Confession   Leave a comment

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Above:  Lake Rocks in Morning Mist

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Prayer Source = A Book of Worship for Free Churches (1948), General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches in the United States

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From “Third Order of Morning Worship”:

PRAYER OF HUMBLE ACCESS

Minister and Congregation

Almighty and everlasting God, whom the heaven of heavens cannot contain,

much less the temples which our minds have builded,

but who art ever nigh unto the humble and the contrite;

grant thy Holy Spirit, we beseech thee, to us who are here assembled;

that cleansed and illumined by thy grace, we may worthily show forth thy praise,

meekly learn thy word, render due thanks for thy mercies,

and obtain a gracious answer to our prayers;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

ASSURANCE OF GOD’S LOVE

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

He hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

As far is the east from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  Amen.

–Pages 6 and 7

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