O Lord Jesus, where are Your ancient mercies? Shall You be angry with me forever? Be appeased, I beg You and do not turn Your Face away from me... I confess that I have sinned, but I am certain that Your mercy surpasses all my offenses!
Weep, my soul, and complain, miserable one; groan because You have sent away Your Spouse, Jesus Christ, the All-powerful God; do not be angry with me, O Lord, for I could never withstand Your anger. Have pity on me so that I may not fall into despair. Although I am worthy of condemnation, do not withhold that which can save sinners.
I hope for much from Your bounty, O Lord, because You Yourself teach us to ask, to seek, and to knock; at Your word, I ask, I seek, I knock. O Lord, You who tell us to ask, grant that I may receive; You who tell us to seek, grant that I may find; You who teach us to knock at the door, open to the one who is knocking! I am weak; strengthen me. Bring me back, because I have wandered away, and revive me, because I am dead. According to Your good pleasure, direct and govern my senses, my thoughts, and my actions, that I may live by You and give myself entirely to You."