Pleading for Mercy and Forgiveness of Sin

 

From Psalm 51

 O loving and gracious God, have mercy.
Have pity upon me and take away the awful stain of my sin.
Oh, wash me, cleanse me from this guilt. Let me be pure again.
For I admit my shameful deed-it haunts me day and night.

It is a sin against You and Your infinite mercy.

 Create in me a new, clean heart, O God.
Purify me and make me white as snow.
Cleanse my thoughts and desires.

Restore to me again the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Jesus, have mercy on me.
Jesus, have mercy on me.

Jesus, have mercy on me.

Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.

Jesus, I trust in You.

Amen.

Now do not be afraid of the glorious Sacrament of Reconciliation!