Prayer of Redemption

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I, a sinful soul, confess to our Father God and Savior Jesus Christ, all of my evil acts which I have done, said or thought from birth, repentance and baptism even unto this present day. I have not kept the vows of my baptism, but have made myself unwanted before the face of God.

I have sinned before the Lord by lack of faith and by doubts, mistreatment of Gods creation, Gods children and mostly God Himself; by ungratefulness for all of God’s great and unceasing gifts; His long-suffering and His providence for me, a sinner; by lack of love for the Lord, as well as fear, through not fulfilling the holy commandments of God and the desire of Jesus Christ. I have not preserved a love for God and for my neighbor nor have I made enough efforts, because of laziness and lack of care, to learn the commandments of God and the precepts of the Holy Fathers. I have sinned: by not praying in the morning and in the evening and in the course of the day; by not attending the services or by coming to the House of Prayer only half-heartedly, lazily and carelessly; by conversing during the services, by not paying attention, letting my mind wander and by departure from the House of Prayer before the dismissal and blessing.

I have sinned by judging members of the clergy. I have sinned by not respecting the feasts, breaking the fasts, and by immoderation in food and drink. I have sinned by self-importance, disobedience, willfulness, self-righteousness, and the seeking of approval and praise.

I have sinned by unbelief, lack of faith, doubts, despair, despondency, abusive thoughts, blasphemy, and swearing. I have sinned by pride, a high opinion of myself, narcissism, vanity, conceit, envy, love of praise, love of honors, and by putting on airs.

I have sinned: by judging, malicious gossip, anger, remembering of offenses done to me, hatred and returning evil for evil; by slander, reproaches, lies, slyness, deception and hypocrisy; by prejudices, arguments, stubbornness, and an unwillingness to give way to my neighbor; by gloating, spitefulness, taunting, insults and mocking; by gossip, by speaking too much and by empty speech.

I have sinned by unnecessary and excessive laughter, by reveling and dwelling upon my previous sins, by arrogant behavior, insolence and lack of respect. I have sinned by not keeping my physical and spiritual passions in check, by my enjoyment of impure thoughts, licentiousness and un-chastity in thoughts, words, and deeds.
I have sinned by lack of endurance towards my illnesses and sorrows, a devotion to the comforts of life and by being too attached to my parents, children, relatives, and friends. I have sinned by hardening my heart, having a weak will and by not forcing myself to do good.

I have sinned by miserliness, a love of money, the acquisition of unnecessary things, and immoderate attachment to things. I have sinned by self-justification, a disregard for the admonitions of my conscience and failing to confess my sins through negligence or false pride.

I have sinned many times by my confession: belittling, justifying and keeping silent about sins. I have sinned against the Most-holy and Life-creating Mysteries of the Body and Blood of our Lord by coming to Holy Communion without humility or the fear of God.

I have sinned in deed, word and thought, knowingly and unknowingly, willingly and unwillingly, thoughtfully and thoughtlessly, and it is impossible to enumerate all of my sins because of their multitude. But I truly repent of these and all others not mentioned by me because of my forgetfulness and I ask that they be forgiven through the abundance of the mercy of God.

I thank you Father, that you have not created me for sin; but for communion with you, an intimate relationship between You and me. You have formed me to be called by your name, for your glory, for your pleasure.
You have created me so you can be with me, if I go through the rivers, you are with me, and they shall not overflow me. When I walk through fire, I shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon me. For You are the Lord my God, the Holy One of Israel, my Savior.

I am precious in your sight, you have found me honorable, and You have loved me; therefore will I will fear not: for I am forgiven by You and I am with You.

You do not call me a servant, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but You have called me your friend, for all that You have heard from Our Father You have made known to me. I did not choose you but You chose me and appointed me that I should go and bear fruit and that my fruit should abide, so that whatever i ask the Father in Jesus name, he may give it to me.

Thank you Father, for calling me out of darkness, thank you for choosing me for a royal priesthood, thank you for creating me to offer spiritual sacrifices to you through Jesus Christ.

Thank you for making me a holy nation, making me for Your own possession, that I may proclaim the excellence’s of You; who called us out of darkness into Your marvelous light. Thank you for giving me dominion to reign on earth before co-inheriting the throne with Jesus Christ. To you be all Glory and Domain forever and ever, in Jesus Name Amen and Amen.

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