O God, our help and our aid
in distress, Who art just and merciful, and Who inclines to the supplications
of His people, look down upon me, a miserable sinner, have mercy on me, and
deliver me from this trouble that besets me, for which, I know, I am deservedly
suffering. I acknowledge and believe, O Lord, that all trials of this life are
disposed by Thee for our chastisement, when we drift away from Thee and disobey
Thy commandments. Deal not with me after my sins, but according to Thy
bountiful mercy, for I am the work of Thy hands and Thou knowest my weakness.
Grant me, I beseech Thee, Thy divine strength to endure my tribulations with
complete submission to Thy will. Thou knowest my misery and sufferings, and to
Thee my only hope and refuge, I flee for relief and comfort, trusting in Thy
infinite love and compassion, that in due time, when Thou knowest best, thou
wilt deliver me from this trouble, and turn my distress into comfort, when I
shall rejoice in Thy mercy and exalt and praise Thy Holy Name, O Father, Son,
and Holy Spirit: now and always, and unto ages of ages. Amen.
Return to the first page