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For Mercy

O Lord, who didst give to Thine Apostles peace, shed down upon us all
Thy holy calm; gather together with Thy hand all those who are
scattered, and bring them like sheep into the fold of Thy holy Church,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Strengthen and confirm me, O Lord, by Thy Cross, on the rock of faith,
that my mind be not shaken by the attacks of the enemy. For Thou alone
art holy.

Thou knowest, O Lord, how many and great are my sins, Thou knowest how
often I sin, from day to day, from hour to hour, in the things I do and
the things I leave undone. No more, O Lord, no more, O Lord my God, will
I provoke Thee; no more shall my desire be for anything but Thee, for
Thou alone art truly lovable. And if again I offend in anything, I
humbly beseech Thee of Thy mercy to grant me strength to find favour
again in Thy sight and to live in a manner more pleasing to Thee. Amen.

“Theodore Studita

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