O EXALTED TRINITY, God Father, Son and Holy Ghost, to You do I commit myself body and soul now and forever, and render You most heartfelt thanks that You did not allow the evil foe to harm me this past night, but kept me by Your angels in good health and spirits.
What shall I give You in return? How shall I properly praise You? I will give You a broken and contrite heart, full of sin, red as scarlet, but also full of sorrow and contrition; graciously accept it, I pray, wash it white as snow in the precious blood of Your dear Son, my Redeemer, conceal it in His holy, innocent wounds, thus conveying to me the forgiveness of all my sins.
Help me, furthermore, that on this and all my days I may be found in Christian readiness, as I do not know when You will come, or in what place or manner I may be summoned, that I may enter into eternal bliss. Grant this gracious God and Father, for the sake of Your dear Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Book: The Abridged Treasury of Prayers
An Epitome from the Larger “Gebets-Schatz” published by Concordia Publishing House, St. Louise, Mo.
Publisher: American Lutheran Publication Board 1906