The Penitential Rite-Ordinariate Mass
The Penitential Rite (Ordinariate Mass)
Ye that do truly and earnestly repent you of your sins, and are in love and charity with your neighbors, and intend to lead a new life, following the commandments of God, and walking from henceforth in his holy ways: draw near with faith, and make your humble confession to Almighty God, meekly kneeling upon your knees.
The congregation kneels.
Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, maker of all things, judge of all men: We acknowledge and bewail our manifold sins and wickedness, which we from time to time most previously have committed, by thought strike breast, word strike breast, and deed strike breast, against thy divine Majesty, provoking most justly thy wrath and indignation against us. We do earnestly repent, and are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; the remembrance of them is grievous unto us, the burden of them is intolerable. Have mercy upon us, have mercy upon us, most merciful Father; for thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, forgive us all that is past; and grant that we may ever hereafter serve and please thee in newness of life, to the honour and glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
May Almighty God, our heavenly father, who of his great mercy hath promised forgiveness of sins to all those who with hearty repentance and true faith turn unto him, have mercy upon us, pardon and deliver us from all our sins, confirm and strengthen us in all goodness, and bring us to everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Note: This is not an absolution of sins.
This Penitential Rite is a prayer prayed during the Mass celebrated in the Anglican Catholic form. It has been shared with permission. You can find out more about the Ordinariate here: The Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter
When we pray the Penitential Rite we tell God how sorry we are for our sins and ask for His pardon and mercy, fully trusting in Him.
If you are looking for more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord you can find more in the Prayers section. There is also a section focused on Mass Prayers.
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