* Copyright, Lawrence Reiter

The Prayer of Repentance

By Meher Baba

We repent, O God most merciful; for all our sins;
   for every thought that was false or unjust or unclean;
   for every word spoken that ought not to have been spoken;
   for every deed done that ought not to have been done.
We repent for every deed and word and thought inspired by
   selfishness, and for every deed and world and thought inspired
   by hatred.
We repent especially for every lustful thought and every lustful
   action; for every lie; for all hypocrisy; for every promise given
   but not fulfilled, and for all slander and back-biting.
Most especially also, we repent for every action that has brought
   ruin to others; for every word and deed that has given others
   pain; and for every wish that pain should befall others.
In your unbounded mercy, we ask You to forgive us, O God, for all
   these sins committed by us, and to forgive us for our constant
   failures to think and speak and act according to Your Will.

Copyright by Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar (MS) India.

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