D00.00.09 Let us praise God even as David said: In the middle of the night I arise to praise you because of the justness of your ordinances. That is, in English, At midnight I arise and confess the justness of the Lord's judgments. And Christ himself commanded that we ought eagerly to keep vigils. He said, . . .
Here begins the order of confession of St. Jerome, how the Christian ought to confess his sins.
When anyone wishes to make a confession of his sins, let
him act courageously and not feel ashamed to confess wicked deeds and to accuse himself of
misdeeds. Because from that comes forgiveness, and because without confession, there is no
pardon. For truly, confession cures, confession justifies.
D51.02.06 Lord, let your servant now come before
you to seek your mercy, so that all his sins may swiftly be absolved by your grace,
through Jesus Christ.
D51.02.07 Hear, O Lord, I ask, the prayers of those calling to