Almighty and merciful God, the Fountain of all goodness, who knowest the
thoughts of our hearts, we confess unto Thee that we have sinned against
Thee, and done evil in Thy sight. Wash us, we beseech Thee, from the
stains of our past sins, and give us grace and power to put away all
hurtful things; so that, being delivered from the bondage of sin, we may
bring forth worthy fruits of repentance.
O eternal Light, shine into our hearts. O eternal Goodness, deliver us
from evil. O eternal Power, be Thou our support. Eternal Wisdom, scatter
the darkness of our ignorance. Eternal Pity, have mercy upon us. Grant
unto us that with all our hearts, and minds, and strength, we may
evermore seek Thy face; and finally bring us, in Thine infinite mercy,
to Thy holy presence. So strengthen our weakness that, following in the
footsteps of Thy blessed Son, we may obtain Thy mercy, and enter into
Thy promised Joy. Amen.