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1 O Lord, Almighty God of our fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of their righteous seed; who has made heaven and earth, with all the ornament thereof; who has bound the sea by the word of Your commandment; who has shut up the deep, and sealed it by Your terrible and glorious name; whom all men fear, and tremble before Your power; for the majesty of Your glory cannot be borne, and Your angry threatening toward sinners is of major consequence: but Your merciful promise is unmeasurable and unsearchable; for You are the most high Lord, of great compassion, longsuffering, very merciful, and repent of the evils of men. You, O Lord, according to Your great goodness have promised repentance and forgiveness to them that have sinned against You: and of Your infinite mercies have appointed repentance unto sinners, that they may be saved. You therefore, O Lord, that are the God of the just, have not appointed repentance to the just, as to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, which have not sinned against You; but You have appointed repentance unto me because I am a sinner: for I have sinned above the number of the sands of the sea. My transgressions, O Lord, are multiplied: my transgressions are multiplied, and I am not worthy to behold and see the height of heaven for the multitude of my iniquities. I am bowed down with many iron bands, that I cannot life up my head, neither have any release: for I have provoked Your wrath, and done evil before You: I did not do Your will, neither have I kept Your commandments: I have set up abominations, and have multiplied my offences. Now therefore I bow the knee of my heart, asking You for grace. I have sinned, O Lord, I have sinned, and I acknowledge my iniquities: before You. I humbly ask You, to forgive me, O Lord, forgive me, and do not destroy me along with my iniquities. Do not be angry with me forever, by reserving evil for me; neither condemn me to the lower parts of the earth. For You are the God, even the God of them that repent. To me You will show all Your goodness: for You will save me, even though I am unworthy, according to Your great mercy. Therefore I will praise You forever all the days of my life: for all the powers of the heavens praise You, and Yours is the glory forever and ever. Amen.

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