The good I want to do, I do not do; the evil that I do not want to do, I do. I grieve, for my temper, my pride, my self-will, the bad thoughts I permit, the unkind, things I say. But you knew all this before you awakened me. Have compassion and save me!
Holy Savior! Undertake the care of our failures that might lead us to despair, and the joy of our successes that might induce pride. Make right what is wrong; undo what is done amiss; establish, strengthen and prosper all you can use.
“Make me to hate evil and to cling to that which is good. Take away my heart of stone, and give me a heart of flesh. Deliver me from my idols. Take away my love of sin. Put your Spirit within me, and cause me to walk in your way.”
Holy, holy, holy, are you, O God! Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Every day is a day that you have made. May I hunger no more, neither thirst any more, because I am satisfied with the abundance of your house, and have drunk from the river of your pleasure. Daily Prayers: A Classic Collection.
“I pray for my companions in life’s pilgrimage: for the feeble and the dying; for the despondent and the oppressed; for the poor and sick and forlorn. May their valleys of weeping become filled with springs of joy.”