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" Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have followed too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things which we ought to... "
The Book of common prayer. [Followed by] The whole book of Psalms, in metre ... - Page 8
by Prayer (Book of common) (U.S. protest. episc. ch.) - 1822
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The Father Pat Stories

Patrick Gossage - Fiction - 1997 - 216 pages
...reminded of the words of the general confession he had recited so many hundreds of times: Almighty and most merciful father, we have erred and strayed...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. Epilogue THERE WAS LITTLE discussion about where Pat and Deirdre would meet Terry to discuss this watershed...
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A Prayer Treasury

Lion Hudson Plc - Religion - 1998 - 128 pages
...BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER t Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred, and strayed from thy ways tt like lost sheep. . We have followed too much the devices...have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - Reference - 1998 - 669 pages
...wrath, and from everlasting damnatlon, Good Lord, deliver us. 1421 Morning Prayer, General Confesslon and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement. 7364 7379 The Subjectlon 1422 Morning Prayer, General Confesslon We have left undone those things which we ought to have done;...
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The Collects of Thomas Cranmer

Church of England, Thomas Cranmer - Religion - 1999 - 119 pages
...very best example is the General Confession in the services of Morning and Evening Prayer: Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed...have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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Favourite Prayers: Chosen by People from All Walks of Life

Deborah Cassidi - Religion - 2002 - 192 pages
...century), translated by Helen Waddell Mike Brearley,/ormer captain of the England cricket team Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed...have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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The King's Daughters

Christian women - 2000 - 330 pages
...The Lord Himself says, 'My people have been lost sheep.' How often have we confessed with our lips, "We have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost...have done; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done; and there is no health in us.' * Now, then, do you believe this is all true...
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The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Punishment

T. Richard Snyder - Religion - 2001 - 159 pages
...in one of the most common older confessions from the Reformed tradition still in frequent use today: "We have followed too much the devices and desires...have done; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done; And there is no health in us. But Thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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Shame: Theory, Therapy, Theology

Stephen Pattison - Religion - 2000 - 343 pages
...offenders and to confess the sins and offences that contribute to a general sense of unworthiness: We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost...against thy holy laws. We have left undone those things that we ought to have done, and we have done those things that we ought not to have done; And there...
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The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations

Martin H. Manser - Religion - 2001 - 497 pages
...healed. James 5: 1 6 REB Before God can deliver us we must undeceive ourselves. St. Augustine of Hippo We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost...have done. And we have done those things which we ought not to have done. And there is no health in us. Book of Common Prayer Confessing sin is not informing...
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Spiritual Paths: Forgiveness

Jay Vickers - Religion - 2002 - 463 pages
...confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Psalm 32:5 Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed...have done, And we have done those things which we ought not to have done, And there is no health in us. •\ But thou, Oh Lord, have mercy upon us, miserable...
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