Tuesday, February 8, 2011

[valley of vision] sins...

was convicted and reminded of his grace when reading this prayer this morning. this definitely exposes some of my sin and brought to mind some that i forget or overlook...
from the valley of vision

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 life, lip and walk,
of hard-heartedness, unbelief, presumption, pride,
of unfaithfulness to the souls of men,
of want of bold decision in the cause of christ,
of deficiency in outspoken zeal for his glory,
of bringing dishonour upon thy great name,
of deception, injustice, untruthfulness in my dealings with others,
of impurity in thought, word, and deed,
of covetousness, which is idolatry,
of substances unduly hoarded, improvidently squandered,
not consecrated to the glory of thee, the great giver;

sins in private and in the family,
in study and recreation, in the busy haunts of men,
in the study of thy word and in the neglect of it,
in prayer irreverently offered and coldly withheld,
in time misspent,
in yielding to satan's wiles,
in opening my heart to his temptations,
in being unwatchful when i know him nigh,
in quenching the holy spirit;

sins against light and knowledge,
against conscience and the restraints of thy spirit,
against the law of eternal love.

pardon all my sins, known and unknown,
felt and unfelt,
confessed and unconfessed,
remembered or forgotten,
good lord, hear; and hearing, forgive,

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