Prayer for Forgiveness

O LORD our God, great, eternal, wonderful in glory, Who keeps covenant and promise for those that love You with their whole heart. You are the life of all, the help of those that flee unto You, the hope of those who cry unto You. Cleanse us from our sins, and from every thought displeasing to Your goodness, cleanse our souls and bodies, our hearts and consciences, that with a pure heart and a clear mind, with perfect love and calm hope, we may venture confidently and fearlessly to pray, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. (Coptic Liturgy of S. Basil, A.D. 370.)