Monday, September 26, 2011

Johnson: for forgiveness

Monday, September 26, 2011
    Commemoration of Wilson Carlile, Priest, Founder of the Church Army, 1942
    [Jesus:] “If you love me, you will obey what I command. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever—the Spirit of truth...”
    —John 14:15-17 (NIV)
    Almighty and most merciful Father, whose clemency I now presume to implore, after a long life of carelessness and wickedness, have mercy upon me. I have committed many trespasses; I have neglected many duties I have done what Thou hast forbidden, and left undone what Thou hast commanded. Forgive, merciful Lord, my sins, negligences, and ignorances, and enable me, by thy Holy Spirit, to amend my life according to thy Holy word, for Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
    ... Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), Prayers and Meditations, London: Verner, Hood, and Sharpe, 1806, p. 191 (see the book)
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, prompt me more towards repentance.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good explanation Bob.

September 26, 2011 at 4:07 AM  

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