A PRAYER OF PENITENCE
Min: Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
Min: Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
Min: For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
Min: Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight
That You may be found just when You speak, And blameless when You judge.
Min: Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
Min: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Min: Make me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which You have broken may rejoice.
Min: Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities.
Min: Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Min: Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Min: Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me with Your generous Spirit.
Min: Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.
Min: Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.
Min: O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.
Min: For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
Min: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart These, O God, You will not despise.