For Pardon

800px-mathis_gothart_grc3bcnewald_007Lord Jesus Christ,
you stretched out your hands on the cross,
and redeemed us by your blood.
Forgive me, a sinner,
for none of my thoughts are hidden from you.
Pardon I ask,
pardon I hope for,
pardon I trust to have.
You are full of pity
and full of mercy,
spare and forgive me.
Amen.

Source: Ambrose

Source of this version: Freely modified from  Prayers of the Early Church,  ed.  J. Manning Potts,  The Upper Room, Nashville, Tennessee, © 1953 (Public domain in the U.S.)

Graphic: The Small Crucifixion by Matthias Grünewald, Wikimedia

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pastorstratman

Lutheran pastor serving St. Stephen's in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

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