Litany of Forgiveness

William Rabior, 2001
Excerpted from Prayers for Later Years
Scrupulous Anonymous, Vol. 56, # 2, February 2019
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For the times I lacked compassion
and concern for others
forgive me, Lord.

For my failures to pray
and take the time to talk to you
forgive me, Lord.

For not sharing my resources:
my time, talent, and treasure
forgive me, Lord.

For holding grudges and refusing
to have a forgiving heart
forgive me, Lord.

For the times I have criticized
and gossiped
forgive me, Lord.

For not caring for myself
physically, emotionally, and spiritually
forgive me, Lord.

For the ways I misused nature
and damaged the environment
forgive me, Lord.

For my prejudices, biases,
and deliberate acts of discrimination
forgive me, Lord.

For the misuse and abuse of
the wonderful gift of sexuality
forgive me, Lord.

For failing to see your face
in the homeless and the helpless
forgive me, Lord.

For believing I could save myself
forgive me, Lord.

For not living fully for you
forgive me, Lord.

For my lack of faith, hope, and love
forgive me, Lord.

For doubting that you can
and will forgive me unconditionally
forgive me, Lord.

For doubting that you love me
with an everlasting love
forgive me, Lord.

Amen.

 

 

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