Monday, January 19, 2009


O Lord,
when we consider what we are
and remember our mistakes,
then, conscious of our misdeeds,
our thoughts turn
to your terrible day of judgement;
our assurance of a favourable verdict
lies in our one and only refuge
who loves all mankind;
and so it is right
that we pray you now
to grant us
the great gift of your merciful forbearance.

Through the grace, mercy
and all-embracing love
of your only-begotten Son,
to whom with you
and your holy and life-giving Spirit
be all blessing,
now and for ever,
to the ages of ages. Amen.