O Lord and master of my life! Dispel from me the spirit of discouragement and slothfulness, of ambition and vain talk!
Instead, give me the spirit of prudence and humility, of patience and charity.
Yes, my king and Lord, let me look at my own sins and refrain from judging others: For you are bless’d unto ages of ages, amen.
Then, with three lesser reverences:
O God, have mercy on me, a sinner!
O God, in your mercy wipe out my sins!
I have sinned very often, Lord; forgive me!
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