Sin and Liturgy: Post Script

Written by Joel on June 6th, 2008

After a bit more reflection I realized that we do have a part of the liturgy that deals with sin.

In most Disciples congregations The Lord’s Prayer is recited in every worship service. “And forgive us our trespasses…” simply assumes a sinful human nature that requires forgiveness.

Still, it lacks the potency of “I confess to almighty God…that I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do…”

The Lord’s prayer loses more of its bite when certain congregations use “debts/debtors” as opposed to “trespass/those who trespass against us.” I will save this issue for another post.


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