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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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Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living

Cornelius Plantinga - Religion - 2002 - 150 pages
...Israel and her mission to the nations. "Almighty and most merciful Father, we have erred and stmyed from thy ways, like lost sheep. We have followed too...have done, and we have done those things which we ought not to have done, and there is no health in us. " A Ceneral Confession, Book of Common Pmyer...
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Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

Peggy Vincent - Health & Fitness - 2002 - 336 pages
...certainly look happier than when you came in." "Much happier," I agreed. PART VI Devices and desires "We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts." A GENERAL CONFESSION BOOK OP COMMON PRAYER, 1928 VERSION MAY 1987 BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA Wrongful Life...
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The England of Elizabeth

Alfred Leslie Rowse - History - 2003 - 589 pages
...phrases which have worn a channel, like raindrops, upon the mind that is lulled by them. "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." "O Lord our heavenly Father, high and mighty,...
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The Good Life: Truths That Last in Times of Need

Peter J. Gomes - Religion - 2009 - 384 pages
...Common Prayer of 1928, the faithful repeated a general confession that included the following words: 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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The Voyage of the Destiny

Robert Nye - Fiction - 2003 - 387 pages
...stands right beside the quay. Its bell was tolling. I went in. I was in time for Evensong. A Imighty and most merciful Father: We have erred and strayed...hearts. We have offended against thy holy laws. We have lefl undone those things which we ought to have done; And we have done those things which we ought...
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Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Literature

Raymond-Jean Frontain - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 265 pages
...echoes a line in the general confession of the The Book of Common Prayer, which opens, "Almighty and merciful Father; we have erred, and strayed from thy...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts" (23; emphasis added). Using the line to inform the meaning of "desert of the heart," one can argue...
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What I Cannot Say to You: Stories

Vanessa Furse Jackson - Fiction - 2003 - 173 pages
...father in the afternoon. It was a comforting ritual, written into her being, protected, cherished. We have erred, and strayed from thy ways like lost...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts. I'm sure I am still a believer, she thought. Despite Peter. But she was not comforted as she wanted...
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Pocket Prayers

2004 - 96 pages
...us thy peace. Lord have mercy upon us. Christ have mercy upon us. Lord have mercy upon us. 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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Incorrigible

Velma Demerson - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 172 pages
...confession to expiate our sinful behaviour. I find it hard not to say the melodious droning words: Almighty and most merciful Father, We have erred and strayed...to 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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Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did

Randy Newman - Religion - 2011 - 272 pages
...almost extinct. This prayer from the Book of Common Prayer sounds, in fact, almost alien: 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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