Lenten Prayer

Good Morning,  Every One 🙂

I find myself grateful for the Sundays in (not of) Lent because of a brief and slight respite from the Fast. Here is a prayer to help us slide back into our Lenten intentions. If you click on the title Yet I Sin you will find other prayers and Lenten thoughts that might prove helpful for you as well.

It is never too late to join in the fast if you have not already.

If you have not fasted well there is still time.

May the Lord hear the voice of our cry and free us from the bands of those sin which by our frailty we have committed.

Blessings,

Fr. Wayne

Yet I Sin

Eternal Father,

Thou are good beyond all thought
But I am vile, wretched, miserable, blind;
My lips are ready to confess,
but my heart is slow to feel,
and my ways reluctant to amend.
I bring my soul to Thee;
Break it, wound it, bend it, mould it.
Unmask to me sin’s deformity,
that I may hate it, abhor it, flee from it.
My faculties have been a weapon of revolt against Thee;
as a rebel I have misused my strength,
and served the foul adversary of Thy kingdom.
Give me grace to bewail my insensate folly,
Grant me to know that the way of transgressors is hard,
that evil paths are wretched paths,
that to depart from Thee is to lose all good.

I have seen the purity and beauty of Thy perfect law,
the happiness of those in whose heart it reigns,
the calm dignity of the walk to which it calls,
yet I daily violate the contemn its precepts.
Thy loving Spirit strives within me,
brings me Scripture warnings,
speaks in startling providences,
allures by secret whispers,
Yet I chose devices and desires to my own hurt,
impiously resent, grieve,
and provoke Him to abandon me.

All these sins I mourn, lament,
and for them cry pardon.

Work in me more profound and abiding repentance;
Give me the fullness of godly grief
that trembles and fears,
yet ever trusts and loves,
which is ever powerful, and ever confident;
Grant that though the tears of repentance
I may see more clearly the brightness
and glories of the saving cross.

Amen.

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