Orthodox Prayer for Forgiveness

From the Order of Confession

O Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God, the Shepherd and the Lamb, Who takest away the sins of the world, Who gavest remittance unto the two debtors, and didst grant remission of her sins unto the harlot:

Do Thou Thyself, O Master, loose, remit and pardon the sins and transgressions and iniquities, whether voluntary or involuntary, whether known or unknown, whether by mistake or disobedience, which Thy servants have wrought, and whatever they have done as men bearing flesh and living in the world, being beguiled by the devil;

If by word or deed, in knowledge or in ignorance they have sinned, or have despised the word of a priest, or are under a priestly anathema, or are fallen under their own anathema, or are bound under oath, do Thou Thyself, as Thou art good and gentle, O Master, be pleased that these, Thy servants, be loosed by Thy word, forgiving them their own anathema and oath, according to the greatness of Thy mercy.

Yea, O Master and Lord, O Lover of mankind, hearken unto us who are entreating Thy grace for these Thy servants; and, as the greatly merciful One, overlook all their transgressions, and deliver them from eternal torment.

For Thou hast said, O Master, "Whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."

For Thou art sinless and unto Thee do we ascribe glory: To the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and unto ages of ages.