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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 46
by Prayer (Book of common) (U.S. protest. episc. ch.) - 1822
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other ...

Episcopal Church - Bookbinding - 1844 - 570 pages
...and most merciful Father; We have erred and strayed from thy ways like lost sheep. We have folio weš too much the devices and desires of our own hearts....have done ; And we have done those things which we ought not to have done : Arid there is no health in us. Butthou, О LORD, have mercy upon us, miserai...
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Plain Practical Sermons, Volume 1

John Wood Warter - 1844
...ways, like lost sheep. We have followed too much the 8 See Conant's Ser. vol. ip 180, ed. 1699. devices of our own hearts. We have offended against thy holy...have done ; and we have done those things which we ought not to have done. And there is no health in us !" Verily, in this, we are all equal. Our sins...
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Family Prayers Chiefly Derived from the Scriptures and the Liturgy of the ...

[Thomas] Cotterill - 1844
...worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Our Father, S,c. The grace, 4*c. WEDNESDAY MORNING. ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed...the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done: and have done those things which we ought not...
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Cotterill's Family Prayers, Chiefly Derived from the Language of the ...

Thomas Cotterill - Families - 1844 - 216 pages
...of thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. Our Father, $•<:. The grace, fyc. WEDNESDAY MORNING. ALMIGHTY and most merciful Father, we have erred and strayed...the devices and desires of our own hearts. We have left undone those things which we ought to have done: and have done those things which we ought not...
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Prayers and other devotions for penitents, compiled by J. Ley

John Ley - Penitents - 1845
...such things as shall please Thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A General Confession of Sin. \ LMIGHTY and most merciful Father; We -£*- have erred...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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Character & Consciousness in Eighteenth-century Comic Fiction

Elizabeth Kraft - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 202 pages
...self-absorption. Kneeling, led by the minister, the parishioners repeated the following confession: "Almighty and most merciful Father; We have erred, and strayed...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts." Most importantly, as the Anglican divine pointed out at the beginning of the service, they did so in...
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A Brief History of the Episcopal Church

David L. Holmes - Religion - 1993 - 239 pages
...Hear, for example, the words of the General Confession said at 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. ... And the last collect (or short prayer) in...
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Affirmations of a Skeptical Believer

G. Avery Lee - Religion - 1991 - 163 pages
...a lapsed agnostic chanced into an Episcopal church where he heard the Prayer of General Confession: We have erred and strayed from Thy ways like lost...devices and desires of our own hearts. . . . We have left undone those things which we ought to have done; and we have done those things which we ought...
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A Brief History of the Presbyterians

James Hutchinson Smylie - Religion - 1996 - 160 pages
...great legacy of those years. Cranmer's Calvinisl touch is seen in the prayer of confession: 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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Theory and Practice of Classic Detective Fiction

Jerome Delamater, Ruth Prigozy, Hofstra University - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 202 pages
...Devices and Desires, comes from the "General Confession" in the Anglican Book of Common Prayer: "Almighty and most merciful father, we have erred and strayed...too much the devices and desires of our own hearts" (Order of Morning Prayer: Rite One). Surely, Alice Mair followed too much the devices and desires of...
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