The Examination Of Conscience

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The examination of conscience before the Table is used when there has been no confession of sin in either the acts of Entrance or after the prayers of the people.

The examination of conscience may occur as follows:

The minister may say:

Hear the words of the apostle Paul "Examine yourselves, and only then eat of the bread and drink of the cup" (1 Cor. 11:28, nrsv).

Here follows silence, an extemporaneous prayer, or one of the following prayers said by minister and people together.




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