Confession of Sin

You see all things.
We have sinned against you
in thought, word, and deed.
Blot out our transgressions,
be merciful to us sinners,
and grant that our names may be found
written in the book of life,
for the sake of Christ Jesus our Savior.

Source: Nerses of Clajes (St. Nerses I)

Source of this version:  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

“Blot out our transgressions” is a reference to Psalm 51:1

“Written in the book of life” is a reference to Revelation 13:8




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Lutheran pastor and musician serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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