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Prayer of Repentance

Given by Meher Baba on 8 November 1952

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 word and thought inspired by hatred.

We repent most specially 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 backbiting.

Most specially 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.