The line is "Lord wash away my iniquity and cleanse me from my sins." NOT "Lord wash away OUR iniquities and cleanse us from OUR sins."
It's all about YOU on this one, buddy. Don't bring me into it. It's *strictly* a presidential prayer.
If this line doesn't apply to you: NEVERMIND. If it does: MIND
Is it too much to ask that the Mass be said AS WRITTEN?
And while I'm on pet peeves: Would you people in the congregation stop insisting and trying to make everyone hold hands at the Our Father? ESPECIALLY during cold and flu season? And that "let's raise our joined hands higher" business during the "for thine is the kingdom" stuff looks outright STUPID.
There. I said it. DEATH to charismatics! [I don't even like that protestant "For thine is the kingdom" stuff thrown in. I'd dearly like a word with the probably-long-dead-thank-God person(s) who grafted that on.
NON mi piace.
And as long as I'm on a roll: to a certain other well-meaning, very nice priest in the San Diego diocese: the word "PLEASE" is NOWHERE in ANY of your prayers. Really. Please stop adding it everytime you implore the Lord at Mass to do anything.